Ghosts in the garden.........
They were all there once you know , right there by the rose bushes and over by the neighbors fence , if you look closely into the dappled tree line and then let your peripheral vision close off the rays of bright summer sun , you might still see their shadows move slowly through the bigger trees yet . Always in the thickest of vegetation , where you would perhaps never see an entire body , only the lowered head or the front half of one as they watch you . Or their rearing quarter as they move quickly away after seeing , scenting or sensing you long before you do them .
And they had honor too, they were noble in their actions , loyal in all their relationships , most adults even mated for life , something we as humans , know so little about anymore . There world was made up of mostly silence too, all of the communicating they did was some primal telepathy , a look , an occasional howl at dawn or dusk , they never wasted words , chattering away like teenagers in a teacher less classroom , They didn't have any of the habits that have failed mankind either , automobiles , airplanes , motorcycles , yes..... and the constant din of traffic . No trains , no airliners marking up the perfect cobalt blue of the skyline .
And now ?......what about now ,what about today ? What about the original plan ? What about the garden where those shadows move still , if you look even now ,if you look closely , are becoming less and less likely to be noticed , or if they are still there , do we simply chose not to acknowledge them ? These ghosts in the garden ..........I have seen too many places where there isn't even a garden anymore , the wolf though ! The wolf has seen that and much worse ! We are changing though ......there is a war on right now between the wolfs survival and mankind , the wolf now "re-introduced " is surviving once again but just on the edge , perhaps just in the shadows ? And he is being hunted again too , yes . By mankind , the very same mankind that all but obliterated the wolf in the first place .
And they knew the answers too, to questions that we as men , are only are beginning to ask now . They knew about the dangers of over populating , they new about respect and self control and the accountability of personal behaviors , they were mindful to themselves and each other , they knew how to raise their young who would then become responsible adults like themselves , They were efficient , they knew all about how to never waste a thing , to not pollute the rivers , the streams and the oceans . They had no use for factories or prisons or for things made of iron and rubber , no use for instruments of destruction like guns , leg traps or cages . No idea of the use for poisons . The simple and sad truth ? They were here once ! And if we're not careful ......They will disappear forever .
Have you seen the ghosts in your garden ?