elephant dictionaries

         Do you ever get the feeling that you’re eating and drinking and paying your bills on the thin top crust of life? It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while you come across a crack in the surface, and some of the mystery shines through. Take elephants, for instance. You stare at them in zoos, and you talk about how you eat an elephant one bite at a time, and then you go about your business. But, as it turns out, there’s a lot going on with elephants below the surface. They’re a lot like us. They play and they mourn. They even have funerals. Their speech is so deep and so complicated that people somewhere are working on an elephant dictionary. One of those people said, “We’re just learning the first few words. We’re still in kindergarten.” And that’s just elephants.

“The seen is but the husk of the unseen.” George Macdonald