I Asked The Wolf

in Wednesday Walk4 months ago (edited)

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Totem

I don't drive by that road, unless I go to Toulouse. But today for some reason, it's a instead-of-turning-left-I-turn-right type of situation, and I ended up in front of my totem again...

Maybe you have a totem, maybe you don't even know what I am talking about, but for me, it's the wolf.
Like him, I trust my pack, and like him, I do work well with others if there is a clear alpha.

I think we all have the sacrificial lamb and the wolf in within ourselves, and depending on the situation, you can be one or the other.

On that day, I wanted to meditate on the true meaning of bravery, and find inspiration.
I sat here for a minute, I almost forgot that I was on a mission.

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I don't think there is a camera that exist, that will transcribe, translate life as well as just taking in, and feeling it.
If they make a new Occulus that will try to emulate life, but I doubt you will ever be able to reproduce the feeling you get from the immensity of the mountains, the clarity of the water from a waterfall, or a simple bird landing on a branch.

That day, I didn't have a camera anyway, I didn't have a good phone. It only has 4MP, that's terrible! How dare you even taking pictures?

So instead of thinking of what shots I could do, what the post will be about, I thought. How about no post...

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The sun feels warm, on that bench.

I am the lamb...Every time I say "yes" to someone asking me for something I didn't want to particularly do.
I am also the lamb when I don't speak my mind, and let the interlocutor take over the conversation, or when I listen to the news.

I become the wolf, once I switch off the news again. The wolf is the one that can sense danger, and stay alert, protect the pack. The wolf doesn't need your opinion, nor your consent.

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I might record here one of these days, it's at the entrance of the village so I don't know how much nuisance I am allowed to do. There is a graveyard though 😁

Blajan

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Some places look that they haven't moved for centuries, and you even have a photo to prove it.
It feels like one of these women from the picture, could pop out of the building, only a few details are different, like the tree, the road wasn't made of asphalt yet, but everything else is just the same.

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It's really weird, when you start thinking of all the people that lived before you, and were there, living like you currently are, breathing the same air, resting on the same bench. If you're alive right now, congratulation to you, you made it to the finals!!

It's kind of a big responsibility on your shoulders though, humanity. Let's say if the entirety of humanity jumps off a bridge tomorrow, does it mean it's the end of "The Humans"?

Don't jump off the bridge then! We need you all!

Saint-Roch Church

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Again, I wasn't even thinking of posting, this is the bad phone, who in their right mind would post pictures with so little megapixels?
I don't think the generation before us were thinking about megapixels when they were taking a picture. They were probably just amazed that they could capture the moment, even if just in black and white, with 4 pixels.

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Unsurprisingly, the garden, the village, the church, were empty. It's rare nowadays if I bump into people. Maybe it is the apocalypse after all, I don't think I would see the difference around Blajan, because the place has been dead for a while now.

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Even the deads were happy to see me, I don't think they get much visitors.

You're the wolf. When you finally find the courage to tell the person you have a crush on that you love her/him, or when you stop the bus that almost drove over a dog. That was a close one!

You're the lamb, when you're doing something "for the greater good", let everyone passing first in the queue at the super market, because "I am in no rush", or when you turn a blind eye on injustice.

It's interesting that our fear of confrontation, and our generosity are strangely intertwined, making our motives moot. Maybe there is no "greater good", maybe just our own good.

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I really wonder where they're all gone, the wolves.

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Maybe they've been chased away to the mountains, hoping to find other wolves.

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A lot's of them lost their lives so we can stand here today, does it mean they were lambs after all?

Maybe all I need is a little bit of perspective...

How about being an eagle?

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Thanks for reading this pixelized rumbling, how about your totem? Which animal are you?

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That's some post for a no-post day.

My totem is an eagle. Thanks for the shot of my totem. And all those shots look great to me! megapixel deficient as they are.

When I consider those who have occupied my space before me, I feel like I am time traveling. Maybe I am.

Thanks for thanking me, and thanks for picking the eagle. Yeah, maybe that's what time travel is.

There is a game that you might not be familiar with, called Assasin's Creed, and the main protagonist travels through time, in within his own DNA visits and embodies the lives of his ancestors, interesting concept come to think of it, it does contains all the data.

That sounds really cool, but one thing I do not need is another hobby that involves my being tethered to the internet. I feel wired if I do it too long.

I wonder if these games help us time travel, or hinder us by channeling our imaginations into impossible seeming realities.

I love books about time travel, novels.

Such an interesting read
Fir my I think my totem is a dolphin I am not sure why but I have always felt that way

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

OH how interesting...Have you ever met one?

I have swam with the dolphins a couple of times an amazing experience it was

Oh man, I wonder if they felt you were similar to them ahaha.

I did wonder that myself I must admit

I think my totum is a horse🐎🐴 They are my favorite🤩🙏

Yah they're pretty awesome...Do you ride?

Up to the age of 15, then I moved into the city. Ça me manque😢 I looked it up and yes, I'm a horsey and my ascendant is a dog!🤩 Perfect💞🐴🐶

Toulouse? Oh tu es français?

Lol how many language do you speak dude!! Yes I am indeed 😄

I'm Vietnamese but I grew up in New Caledonia (French) and now live in Australia. So 3 languages :-D

If they make a new Occulus that will try to emulate life, but I doubt you will ever be able to reproduce the feeling you get from the immensity of the mountains, the clarity of the water from a waterfall, or a simple bird landing on a branch.

I couldn't agree more.Breathe in, breathe out. Look around and surrender to the power of awe. ❤️

that's beautifully said!!! Thanks for your comment!

Interesting. I don’t know what my totem animal would be. How does one get one of them?

I think the pictures are pretty cool actually. I like the ones with the trees that look like the whomping Willow from Harry Potter. I don’t know their name but we have a lot of them by us as well.

It's funny you said that, because I think the same thing every time I see them!

Let's also call them whomping willow lol

did u think of which animal you would be?

Do I get to choose my own? I guess I would pick a large cat of some kind because cats speak to me more than other animals. I don't have deep reflective explanation why though lol

Cats are cool!

It's ok no explanation needed, one of my daughter is a cat too, it's all about the energy.

Beautiful landscapes congratulations

Thank you !!

You're the lamb, when you're doing something "for the greater good", let everyone passing first in the queue at the super market, because "I am in no rush", or when you turn a blind eye on injustice.

It's interesting that our fear of confrontation, and our generosity are strangely intertwined, making our motives moot. Maybe there is no "greater good", maybe just our own good.

I worked with real live wolves and was friends with a wolf as a child . Wolves know the meaning of community they are the epitome of greater good - and while there is a strict pack member ranking alphas serve their people just as much as their people serve them -

our society today is filled with selfish asshats who refuse to acknowledge that we all are connected and that unbridled selfishness leads to the annihilation of all . There is a clear difference between being a pushover and being someone who takes others into account, Also motive makes or breaks altruistic actions as well are you doing it to be seen in a positive light ? Or are you doing it out of a sense of duty and love . It is perfectly fine to do things oner does not feel like doing if the motive is to give joy to others, help or protect them . If the motives are impure going against ones grain becomes a different matter it weakens our spirit and makes us detestable human beings ...

P.S I have several totems - my strongest is as you might guess the tiger - my others are mantis , fox, raven and mouse .

That's so cool that you were friend with a wolf as a child!

I am not surprised your animal is the tiger haha. Wow the mantis is a dangerous one, watch out for the neck!! 😄

it s the one trait one needs to hope never to bring out in me 😉

That's a very interesting question, I would say I'm neither lamb nor wolf 100% of the time, and it depends on the situation I'm in and the people I have around me. I would say (today) my totem is an dolphin.

Dolphins are the best! They have such an amazing way to communicate, and are really strong.

Even sharks don't mess around with dolphins haha.

Thanks for your comment!

absolu i think they are generally very peace loving and helpful:) hahaha absolutely!

The Fox is my spirit animal. I felt protected by a fox with no tail growing up, a couple of small things happened over the years, I've always felt connected to this animal.

I think you told me that story! Or at least it rings a bell. you're totally a fox haha...

I did but I didn't expect you to remember 😸. Yeah foxes are much maligned in most places, but I've got a special place in my heart for them.

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