Every rock and tree becomes defined with this lunar incandescence. They throw jet back shadows like animate wishes across the face of the mountain.
From some forgotten corner of this ecology a wild dog raises it’s head and releases a primal howl in a canine homage to its ancient lupine ancestors.
This is an inexpressibly wild moment and one that our bodies react to in the most visceral of ways.
Our tired and civilized senses are suddenly reignited and for a moment we join that canine in celebration of our own ineffably feral past.
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Photo: Moonrise above the mountain. Courtesy of the author.