Wolf DreamsPosted: September 28, 2012
Wolves are the epitome of the wild spirit.
~ Ted Andrews, Animal Speak
For the past few nights I have been dreaming of wolves.
Last night I dreamed I was a wolf, running through the forest with the pack.
My senses were keen, and the run was wild, strong, invigorating. The forest was a magical place, a place born in fairy tales. Or in dreams.
In mythos and fairy tales, deities and other great spirits test the hearts of humans by showing up in various forms that disguise their divinity. They show up in robes, rags, silver sashes, or with muddy feet. They show up with skin dark as old wood, or in scales made of rose petal, as a frail child, as a lime-yellow old woman, as a man who cannot speak, or an an animal who can. The great powers are testing to see if humans have yet learned to recognize the greatness of soul in all its varying forms.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
It was the most amazing dream. What makes it even more fantastic is that I remember so much of it. I have incredible recall of all the wolf dreams, but that last one was pure magic.
The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass, they speak to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky,
the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning,
the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of the fire, the taste of the salmon,
the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away,
they speak to me.
And my heart soars.
~Chief Dan George
But enough of dreams, especially since I’m holding the details close. It is a beautiful day here in the Bogs. The rain finally moved out and the sun is shining. By the time this post goes out as scheduled, I’ll be riding my bike through a wooded area, breathing in fresh air and admiring the colors of autumn.
Today’s photos are from the hike to Laverty Falls in Fundy National Park (way, way, way back in June — you can find my last post about the hike here). This is the trail as we saw it on the way back after visiting the waterfalls.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting as I walk a trail from summer (A “Thursday Travels” on a Friday). Have a delightful, delicious, and wonder-filled weekend!