Full Moon Ram
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"This image is from my Full Moon series. The images are paired with narratives that describe the relationship between the moon and the numerous creatures that I select for their symbolic meanings.
The attached image is titled Full Moon Ram. Ram paused and his wooly fluff reflected the intense glow of the moon. Both Ram and Moon appeared to be lit within, like the fireflies darting around Ramís feet and flitting through the strong curve of his horns. His thoughts are simple; water enough, food enough, safety for all. Ram stands guard with confidence, his ram horns impenetrable, his ram feet faster than speed-lightning. Moon watches all of this, knowing tomorrow night he wonít be as full. His light wonít be as bright. In fact he might not be here at all. But tonight he stands guard alongside Ram. Together, at least for this night, they keep wolf and coyote away. You are my sheep with woolen warmness and moon reflective-ness and strong ram horns. I touch your softness and think blanket, I think comfort. I find sweet sleep when I count you jumping over the moon."