The Brave Rabbit and the Hungry Wolf

“The Gray Wolf,” Endangered Species. Photo by Tom Brakefield for Impact Photographics. Dedicated to the preservation of nature.

I received the “gray wolf” postcard above for Love Notes 29.1. At first, I was so focused on the message that I did not see the rabbit the wolf is pursuing!

I know this is how things work in the animal kingdom, but this is a poor, defenseless bunny! 😩

The first prompt was, “Don’t be afraid to…,” so Kasey, my partner, shared three bits of advice:

Don’t be afraid to:

  • Step out of your comfort zone. Oh, the possibilities abound! How will you ever know if you don’t try?
  • Stop and smell the roses. Life is too short to not make the most out of it.
  • Take the road less traveled. Who knows? It could be the best one you’ve taken yet!

I’m not sure why Kasey chose this card for the prompt, but I’ve come up with an explanation that satisfies my need to have the bunny survive the ordeal.

Maybe, the little rabbit went out into the world to conquer his fears. He “stepped out of his comfort zone” and took “the road less traveled.” He knew there would be dangers and tests along the path, but he “stopped to smell the roses” anyway. That’s what creatures do when they live outside of fear.

You see? This isn’t the end of the rabbit’s story; this is just one part of the journey. The struggle heightens his awareness and pushes him to develop strategies and tools to avoid such pitfalls in the future.

The little rabbit will have a fuller, deeper life because he faced his fears!

As for the wolf…he found something else to snack on. 😉

From postcard back: The Gray Wolf (canis lupis) mates for life and lives in packs of family members and relatives. The strongest male is the leader of the pack and all the members help to care for the young. The pack will work together on a hunt by chasing down its victim or driving it to circle back to the waiting pack. They can gallop and bound over short distances at speeds of more than 30 mph, and if they cannot capture their prey, they will abandon the attempt.

13 thoughts on “The Brave Rabbit and the Hungry Wolf

    • Chandra Lynn says:

      I’ve been just as missing in action. Life gets busy some time. Thanks for reminding me of your poem. I wish I’d remembered it for the post! I have so much crammed into my brain that I forget things like this rather quickly–unless I write them down. I hope you’ve been well. I plan to catch up on blog reading next month–while I’m on break.

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      • Lona Gynt says:

        Life is busy and wonderful. By the way, I have started reading at some of the HSV Outloud events at Lowe Mill. I am trying to get a little oomph around the tender and crazy things in life to start writing again. Can’t believe it has been two months!

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      • Chandra Lynn says:

        Rest is sometimes necessary, so maybe, you needed it and you’ll be firing out poems in no time! I have little idea about the poetry events around town. I’ll have to look into HSV Outloud. I need to start putting myself out there and participating too!

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