Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Wolf Called Creation

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There once was a wolf called Creation.  He had many thoughts to share with the world.  He was small and scared of most everything he saw.  His mother would try and encourage him to go out into the world to explore.  Creation was afraid to speak what he thought and stayed in the shadows of fear.  One day while on the edge of the shore line, far at the mouth of the river, Creation saw a light that shined in the middle and he stood looking in wonderment.  It was almost dark out and he had to go home for dinner.  The light had colors that sparkled on the water and he wanted to see more.  He was afraid to venture out into the middle of the river, yet longed to go to where the light shined.  As he sat on the edge of the water and looked, the sun began to set and darkness came.  The light became brighter as the darkness emerged and the wolf knew he had to go home, but the light had him captured within his own thoughts and he could not think about his mother.  As he sat and stared at the light in the middle of the river, his thoughts began to take over his feelings of interest. His fears began to see the darkness that was all around the light that shined out so mesmerizing.  With each thought of fear, Creation kept looking at the light that made him feel so much joy.  He wondered how he could feel this way from such a sight yet think such thoughts of fear.  As he sat on the shore line, his fear of the darkness and his feelings of joy about seeing the light caused such confusion within his mind.  As he watched the light grow, his feelings of joy overcame his thoughts of fear. He began to howl as loud as he could with joy for all to hear.  He was small and his howl was soft yet he tried to howl for the light that was there.  With wonder and awe, the more that he howled, the closer the light came to the shore line.  He had never howled so loud before and he was surprised with the sounds that he began to make across the land. 

Now Creation and his mother were all alone in the world because they had become separated from the rest of the pack. They were scared and lonely in the great big world as they searched for their family and home.  As Creation howled at the light, all his pain and all his loneliness cried out in his sound that now echoed through the trees.  All his fears and all his anguish with his thoughts of being lost cried out though his howl into the night.  With each time Creation cried out to the trees, his howls became stronger.  The stronger his howls became, the closer the light looked until it appeared on the shore line of the river.  Creation looked in wonder at the light that turned into a boat and the boat was full of the light.  As the sound of Creation’s howls became louder, all the wolves from the land heard his cries.  He was so full of anguish for all that he had lost that he did not notice the wolves that stood on the shore line. They wanted to see who could howl with such strength that covered the land for all to hear.  As Creation began to notice all the wolves surrounding him to hear, he stopped howling with surprise and began to look at who was standing before him.  The family that he and his mother had lost so long ago was looking at him and his father emerge from the pack as Creation stood in astonishment. He could not believe that he had brought so many wolves to the shore line that wanted to hear him howl. All his fears of what the light in the middle  of the night was turned into joy as he looked out towards his family that stood by his side. His father smiled at Creation and walked over to his son and spoke words that were so full of strength, “Your cries were heard from across the river as we searched for you and your mother.  Tonight was the night that we were going to stop looking as we were ready to turn the boat home.  I heard your cries from across the water and longed to bring you home.  Your sound was soft at first when I listened and I knew that I had to see who howled with such pain that echoed throughout the land for all to hear.  As we got closer to the shore line, your howls became strong and I knew that the sound had to be you because I know the sound of my son.  The light from our boat was almost out until your cries rang through the trees.  As our light began to fade we became afraid of the night that would surely get us lost. To our surprise the sound of your cries that rang out made the boat’s light shine like never before.  Your sound pulled our boat with the light shining bright to the shore line right where you stand.  As we were pulled by the sounds of your cries, a feeling of hope brought us here.  I could hear the pain in your cries and knew that it was you and my love brought us here”.  The wolf called Creation could not believe that his cries had caused such a reaction though out the land and his fears turned into excitement for what he had done and for how he had found his family.  All his cries of pain for what he thought he had lost had turned into the joy of what was before him and he began to cry.  Creation had taken his fears and his pain and turned them into joy. 

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