Of all the creatures that share this planet… and of all the
creatures from which we can choose in order to create an artistic
piece of jewelry… the one we choose the least is the wolf.
And why is that? We have leopards and tigers and lions and
butterflies and bees and cats and dogs and bugs and fish and dragon
flies… oh the list is endless. And yet we have no wolves.
I protest. There is no more charismatic or versatile animal. There
is the predator that sneaks up to steal anyone’s gal. He is the wolf
on the prowl. There is the independent: The lone wolf. There is the
deceiver: The wolf in sheep’s clothing. There is the mythological
monster: The werewolf. Remember Jack Nicholson anyone? Or better yet:
Lon Chaney Jr? There is the stuff of fairy tales: Oh what big teeth
you have. Are you hungry… ravenous? Careful. Don’t wolf your food
down. Affected by the economy? Lost your job? Broke? Debt collectors
knocking? Ah… the wolf is at your door.
I’m here to edumacate you folks. Our hero has no equals. Greek gods
and goddesses were often associated with wolves. A priest of Zeus
could transform himself into a wolf at will. Artemis often appeared
as a wolf on shields. Romulus and Remus anyone? Two children tended
to by a she wolf only to grow up and found Rome.
German tradition has it the devil often appears as a black wolf. The
Latin word lupula–meaning little wolf–also has the meaning of
witch. By way of linear reasoning… one can conclude this is the
reason witches were thought to ride wolves to their Sabbaths.
Ya want biblical? In the new testament false prophets are referred
to as wolves.
Ya want medical? Wear a wolfskin shoe and you will be protected
Ya want science? A wolf’s eye will protect your children. Here’s the
rub though. It doesn’t say against what… nor does it say whether to
wear the eye or eat the eye. I suggest you do both. Encase a wolf’s
eye in an airtight glass cylinder… put a chain around it and drape
it over the young one’s neck. Then take another wolf’s eye and squish
it into a pulpous mass… and mix it with orange juice… and here
honey… drink this… you will be protected. Again what daddy? Never
mind. Just shut up and drink.
Ah… the world of science and logic. Ya gotta love it. But I have
good news. It would appear that some artist… somewhere…
sometime… somehow… got it into his head that making a little wolf
brooch… a trinket if you will… for his lady fair to wear upon her
I digress for an instant here folks. I must tell you… bosom is one
of my favorite English words. Hey Mac… look at those bosoms. That’s
quite a handsome pair of bosoms you have there dear. That person is
my bosom friend. And so it goes.
There is no creature that should be more iconisized in our society.
More wolves I say. And less politicians.
I have the image dear souls. Can you guess? Yes! It’s of the wolf
the above artist made. I do not know his name. It is of a nightclub
predator. It is made of enamel pot metal. It is worth around $150.00.
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at http://www.tyler-adam.com where you
will scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that
says Current Tidbits… and you will see represented on our pages an
image of a well dressed wolf on the prowl. Copa anyone?
And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.