Wolf Tracks Wolff
Restless after work, I put on my snow suit and boots, and walk down the road into the blustery snowy night. Feeling the light shift, I turn around to see the moon breaking through the clouds. As it does a gust of wind blows huge puffs of snow out of the big red pines and the moonlight, shining through the scattering snow dust, forms shimmering rainbow halos.
Longing to pause to view the show I find a nearby spruce that affords protection from the wind and has enough foliage above me that little snow falls through its branches, so I lie down under it. Settling in, watching the snow refracted moonlit haloes dancing before me, takes me into trance. My reverie is broken when I sense a presence, then I see her, a she-wolf sitting silently not twenty feet from me. Feeling my attention focus on her, she rises and slowly begins to circle the little grove where I lie. Wondering if she thinks I am sick and therefore easy prey or if she is just curious about my unusual behaviour, I reach for the flashlight in my pocket, thinking I can use it to frighten her away if she comes too close.
Wary as she takes yet another step towards me, I turn it on, catching the wolf in the bright spray of light. She freezes for a timeless moment, her foot half raised, her head silhouetted against the full moon. With those snow burst rainbow haloes shining about her, she becomes a radiant Spirit Wolf stepping out of the moon. Then she turns and bounds off into the night.
That vision evolved into “Spirit Wolf Steps out of Moon”