From Ashley in Little Rock, Arkansas
In an attached note, Ashley indicated that since she didn’t feel that her wolf-drawing skills were up to par that it would be best for her to simply draw a picture of the Japanese character or symbol for a wolf instead. She seemed to express some trepidation that this might not be acceptable or might not fall under the strict parameters inherent in this project, but I think you’ll agree that her work of art is a perfect fit for WBS.
Symbols are all around us everyday. In some respects, we live our lives walking through an endless hall of symbols. One item almost always stands for or represents something else. And if the symbolism is not overt, it is almost always implied; and if it is not implied, it can almost always be argued anyway. That’s one of the great things about symbolism: It allows so much freedom of thought.
When we look at this Japanese symbol, we know that it represents the wolf. But what does the wolf itself stand for? What does it represent? The list of answers may vary greatly, but the few that immediate came to my mind include freedom, vitality, and beauty.
What does the wolf symbolize to you?