Yes, I have been called an elephant a number of times in my life and for that reason I shall never divulge my true weight. Why they never called me Hippo I am still trying to work out, perhaps it is because my tail is wider than there’s?
Never mind, the fascinating thing about Elephants is the fact that they communicate in more ways that we think. Not only do they communicate via “above surface” communication they also have the knowledge and skills to make long distance calls.
Ok so when you stop laughing, hear me out, they really do make long distance calls. Wait, it gets better… Scientists even say that Elephants can raise long-distance alarms, offer advice, advertise love yearnings, or just swap greetings. Nuts right? These beautiful creatures can even distinguish between the rumbles of friends and strangers. Whoa I know.
Elephants aren’t so bad after all huh… sound a bit like humans in a way I guess (if you don’t believe just google it ok).
These big creatures feel the beats, tones and rhythms underneath the surface of the earth and know what their distant relatives are doing, feeling, if they need help, what ever it is, they know it. With humans it can be much the same, family and friends can connect and share a bond so powerful that we might know when someone is ill, in need or just thinking of us.
The internet these days helps us with our elephant language, in the past we had to count more on it, on our intuition with regards to people. My mother told me a while ago that back “in the olden days” our family counted on intuition like a life line. My grandmother knew that my grandfather was ok when he was in enemy territory, knew when he was in danger and when he was coming home.
There have been many such instances in my family, too many to bore you with, perhaps your family has the same? With the internet, in some cases I guess, our elephant language has become stronger. More people are able to connect where as previously it was just the people we bump into in the street, through friends, pen pals with snail mail and family.
No longer do we have to wait months to get a 5 page scrawl on what we think of a person in power, our thoughts on religion, our views on the world, latest discoveries, the events in our lives, friendship or love. Gone are those days, now we pop an email off with photos of our day or sentiments.
Now we find ourselves on this big spider web with invisible lines, here you are reading this post at the same time someone else is. That other person could very well be on their way to your blog. From your blog they may venture to someone else and then on to yet another unbeknown to them that the blogger 5 doors down is also reading yours or better yet a good friend of yours. A spider web of human spirit, like a worm in the sky, we travel and connect.
Our elephant language is evolving, we are “hearing” more people and feeling them, our words evoke reactions building friendships and stronger less invisible webs. Step by step we are making the web stronger, turning invisible bridges into solid masses of mutual respect and understanding. Bright lights in the dark night sky.
These days we don’t need to rely on our intuition so much as we did before or do we? The elephant language is evolving but is it really?