She is the Wild Girl.
We call her that because, like our natural wilderness, she follows her own laws.
She is part of all of us, no matter what our age or sex.
She is freedom and joy, love of the quest and of movement.
She is creativity and serenity.
She is springtime, full of potential and energy.
She is the seed and the sprout, bursting with life.
She is the path through the forest, and she is the forest itself.
~Patricia Monaghan, Wild Girls: The Path of the Young Goddess
Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes