Just wrapping up an intensive five-week interview/audition process~am actually very tired of talking about myself, my teaching philosophy, and my life's history/trajectory. Finished the final audition today and went for a walk and saw a gorgeous cardinal sitting and watching me.
According to Google~the font of all wisdom~these birds are a sign of vitality, cheer and clarity. And something about the cycles of life and readiness.
Good enough for me to claim a bit of a cheery omen.