What Does It Mean to Be “Wild and Free” in Today’s World?

What Does It Mean to Be “Wild and Free” in Today’s World?

As I drove up to my friends’ house the other day, this fellow was in their driveway. He was heading to the birdbath to have a drink of water. He ran off, as I pulled in, his muscles taut and strained in flight, a flash of phenomenal beauty. He returned once I was inside, and so I caught this photo from the front window. A wild horse of Placitas, he cantered wild and free. What does that even mean anymore? I struggle with this question, as I wrestle with the future of our planet, the earth that has been our home for so many years. Our President’s most recent decision to dump our country into a category of now three countries standing alone against the Paris Accords, putting us in the company of Syria and Nicaragua, has sent me into quite a funk. Even if one does...

Subscribe To My Newsletter

Join my mailing list to receive the latest news and updates about book talks and other literary events. Be the first to find out!

You have Successfully Subscribed!