The free spirit this quote is talking about describes Eva Luna almost exactly. She's a very free person in her sexuality, imagination and self. She doesn't let herself be held down by the government, love, or those who treat her as beneath them. The colors used also remind me of her because she so much imagination and such colorful stories that she shares with the world.
So what is the Wild Woman? From the viewpoint of archetypal psychology as well as from the storytelling tradition, she is the female soul. Yet she is more; she is the source of the feminine. She is all that is of instinct, of the worlds both seen and hidden- she is the basis. We each receive from her a glowing cell which contains all the instincts and knowings needed for our lives. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PH.D. Women Who Run With the Wolves
A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territoriality aware, inventive, intuitive, loyal, roving. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women who run with wolves |
"The Wild Woman … lives in the green poking through snow, she lives in the rustling stalks of dying autumn corn, she lives where the dead come to be kissed and the living send their prayers. She lives in the place where language is made. She lives on poetry and percussion and singing … She is the moment just before inspiration bursts upon us." Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves