As we advocate for what we believe is important, whether liberty, leadership, or the well-being of wildlife, we need to reach hearts as well as minds.
It’s a diverse group of singers: 1 Arctic gray wolf (seen in video), 2 Canadian/Rocky Mountain gray wolves, 7 red wolves, and 15 Mexican gray wolves!
Wolves are romantic creatures, and their howls summon poets. My fellow libertarian, Troy Camplin, published “Walls or Wilderness” on March 2nd:
Come into the fields and sunshine and play
With me, the wolves, the meadow larks — the stem
Of thorns holds roses, the color and scent
Are dangerous to your fears — let them die
And live your life dangerous and wild, spent
In beauty and love, where joy makes you cry.
“[B]ut when the moon
Is out, his haunting howl crowds out the rounds
Of hooting owls – he hears a calling loon
Instead of what he hopes to hear – another
Gray wolf to join him on his namesake quest,
To journey on with Journey as a mate
And hope across the new Pacific West.”
Thank you to all the good folk who care about wolves, appealing to hearts as well as minds.