Monday, January 26, 2009
Update From the Wolf Den
Wolf has called us for three consecutive nights now. After a long dry spell of positive communication it is nice to have the "Unknown Number" come up on the caller ID.
He received a wonderful birthday gift from our neighbors, an Origami calendar that has a "shape a day" on 5x5 pieces of paper. For our tactile son, this has been fun, and a great coping skill besides. When anxious, Wolf tends to be unsure of what to do, and something soothing and intense like Origami seems to provide a mechanism for calming down and focusing on something other than his anxiety. Nice Work, Neighbors!
There have been lots of "I miss you's" in our phone calls as well. It has been a long time since Wolf has seen anyone from his family, and I am sure he is feeling a little lost.
While we were chatting the other night, the CD player held a collection of Disney movie tunes. Wolf has always had a propensity for movie tunes, and one in particular. Yukon knew this, went to the five-CD collection and dug it out.
For three minutes, thirty seconds, Wolf had his song, and, perhaps, a lifeline.
From Mulan. "I'll Make a Man Out of You".