Originally Posted by sentient
I grew up in an area, where there were wolves, but unfortunately never irl. had the opportunity to personally connect/interact face to face with a wild wolf.
I did get that opportunity though with a wild dingo (pack) when camping in the Central Australian desert country, where I saw some absolutely spectacular places, but my favorite place was this one (dry river bed) gorge, where we also camped the night. (Have I told this story here before?)
Between dream and reality
Early in the night heard some howling in the distance for quite a long time … but since that National Park had two camping sites, I thought that perhaps it was some idiot in that other distant camping spot pretending to be a dingo.
Or maybe it was a real dingo?
Then must have fallen asleep, when this eye, that looked like an Egyptian eye (the Eye of Horus) appeared in my dream. At a closer look, zooming into the eye, I saw that it was an eye of a dingo eyeballing me, and the eye was like wanting to say: “I have seen you!”
Just then heard a soft short howl near my tent (beside my head, where the netted window flap was) …. after which – all around us, quite near and further away … all the dingoes started to howl in chorus – howls that the rocky canyon walls echoed … and echoed … and echoed ….
What an absolutely magnificent moment!!!
I was in total rapture!
Needless to say, couldn’t sleep after that nor could I help but start longing after these dingoes, desiring to travel with them into the night.
Silently in my mind – I howled them back. This special call. Did I make it up or did I just repeat the howl of the dingo near my tent … (?)
And just then - one lone dingo howled back that call
A moment of total magic, when I could not tell whether reality had just become a dream or dream a reality.
In the morning when we left the camp, “saw” a dingo in my mind’s eye standing in the middle of the road – round the bend towards which we were driving … and when we did go round that bend … of course
– there she was!