This little girl’s name is Willow, and you see her right after she had the opportunity to enjoy our Coyote and the Boy Ben puppet show. The story of a mother Coyote, her pup and the boy Ben is accompanied by the magical, original music of Maine musician, Elizabeth Starr. and the characters created by Maine artists Melissa Glendinning.
Willow is embracing the marionette of the mother Coyote [note the strings holding her up], but she knows she is not embracing a real Coyote. What she is embracing ~ is her new found connection with a wild being.
I think Loren Eisely in his book The Immense Journey expresses fully what this child is experiencing:
“It finally comes to me that this is the most enormous extension of vision of which life is capable ~ the projection of self into other lives. It is far more than any spatial adventure, the supreme epitome of reaching out.”