“The Middle Way"

PaulaOakleyWe had completed the Wolf Song CD project and as I was cleaning up the loose ends to file and I discovered a song that was started but unfinished.  I had been captivated by the idea of the fences and wondering who was more contained, the wolves at WolfWood or the people.  Who was really the keeper and who was the kept, the teacher and the student?  Our fences in our human lives may not be as visible but perhaps are even more restraining.  As I began to work with the song I was struck by the holding of the opposites in our society and the growing polarity in our culture today. That’s when I realized that these magnificent animals who could no longer live in the wild could live a life of dignity and acceptance…a middle way between the wild and death from poison or gunshot or starvation.  And the beneficiaries of the lessons taught by the wolves and wolf dogs are the volunteers who both care and are cared for at the same time.  The images in the video are a combination of pictures taken by Susan Levin, Charles Stacey, Jaqui Jacobs, Paula Watson and some of the volunteers at Wolfwood. 

  

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