In mythos and fairy tales, deities and other great spirits test the hearts of humans by showing up in various forms that disguise their divinity. They show up in robes, rags, silver sashes, or with muddy feet. They show up with skin dark as old wood, or in scales made of rose petal, as a frail child, as a lime-yellow old woman, as a man who cannot speak, or as an animal who can. The great powers are testing to see if humans have yet learned to recognize the greatness of soul in all its varying forms.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Although we don’t watch the show anymore, we still have place in our hearts for Teen Wolf; it was one of our first online fandoms, and there are friends we’ve made because of it that we’d never have otherwise.
“Run” was the first piece of fanart we drew for the show, and it
still remains one of my favorite pieces to this day. While sorting through prints to bring to ECCC, I found a single, slightly crumpled copy. I thought about ordering another for our workroom, but in the five years and two computers since we drew it, the original file was lost.
So, we decided it was time to give it a tune-up (as much as I love the original, the wolves looked pretty bad XD)
The northern lights, falling stars, foggy treetops, owls howling, wolves running…this night had it all. And I was standing in the shadows of the dark forest, alone, but I wasn’t afraid - I knew it was worth it.
All the “not readies,” all the “I need time,” are understandable, but only for a short while. The truth is that there is never a “completely ready,” there is never a really “right time." There comes a time when one simply hopes for the best, pinches one’s nose, and jumps into the abyss. If this were not so, we would not have needed to create the words heroine, hero, or courage.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves