The front page of our newspaper showed an adorable picture of a baby elephant born in the local zoo last week
I'm in one of those weird moods where random thoughts swirl. (you get them too right? right?) It got me thinking about elephants. Elephants, being huge, seem to need a huge name--well, like "Elephant". In Japanese they are called "Zo". What! Couldn't they think of a larger name?
Final thought...elephants are smart but are they artistic? Give some elephants a paintbrush and humans say art has been created. Do you think elephants think that? Or are they just randomly waving their trunk with no thought process involved? Well, either way, this girl bought an elephant painting and hung it in her entryway for all to see.
Next thought...that baby looks so cute and you want to just squeeze him. He was 290 pounds when he was born. 290!
Next thought...it takes about 6 months for a baby elephant to gain control of that trunk. At first it just waves around randomly. Kind of like a baby having no control over his arms and fingers. Once they master that trunk though, they can pick up something as small as a peanut with it.
Art lover or sucker---you decide.
Talk at you later, Rumi