While standing in open grassland, I look in the distance and notice a pack of wolves running down a slope and onto the field, directly toward me. Surprisingly, I am not frightened. The wolves are so close together that they move across the land as a single unit.
When surround me and press against my body, with their muzzles turned up into the air completely scanning me! Their bodies are pressed so tightly to mine that I experience them as a massive, living embrace. Both ferrel and elegant.
Their curiosity is satisfied now that they have determine I am the one they have been expecting. Their welcome is complete and they gather again as one unit and run on. I look back to watch as they leave and I notice that their paw pads glisten gold in the sun.