Let’s start with the elephants.
Elephants made their way into my consciousness a few months ago. My husband and I started house hunting, and we expected to take years in the process because (as I said), “We are two lumbering elephants. We don’t move quickly and we don’t turn around easily.”
I began to see elephants everywhere and to find their stories.
I met Misty and and her friend Shirley, and gained inspiration from rescued orphan elephants. I dreamt about baby elephants. I found a piece of elephant jewelry (in photo above), a long-forgotten gift from my father when he went to Africa. Elephants have been waiting for me.
As it turns out, my elephant self is not as slow as I thought. This weekend my husband and I saw a house we loved, and we bought it the next day. Our lumbering elephants are now dancing with delight!
Questions for Reflection: What are your associations to elephants? What would your elephant self say to you?
Writing Prompts: “When I think about elephants, the first thing that comes to mind is ______” (then keep writing); “I can imagine myself as a elephant who _____” (then keep writing); “After reading this, I’m drawn to reflect on ______” (then keep writing).