A Lone Wolf

August 16, 2010 A “Lone Wolf”… An adage, saying, truism or cliché; like a lone rose clings to its branch when winter’s first snowflakes coat its petals.

You may never have seen a lone wolf, but you have experienced being one: when a teenager, first-time mother/father, lost in an illness or addiction or anger or terrorism or denial? In the wild, wolves live in nuclear families; like us. Their social behavior, like most creatures on earth, is well-documented; also like us. It’s just that we humans seem to need a lifetime-sometimes longer-to translate the volumes of insightful analysis from knowledge to knowing. We each accomplish ‘knowing’ as a lone wolf in search of our nucleus.