When we are around elephants, something magical, elevating, and awe-inspiring occurs. Simply put, elephants make us happy. They elevate our spirits. They bring peace to our hearts. They make us feel joyous.
During this annual Thursday that I now call Black Friday Eve, my thoughts and feelings turn with joyous exuberance to this day that has come to remind us of what this country is all about and what really brings us together.
Merton “named himself not only the author of ‘many books of prose and poetry’ but also an artist, and though living ‘as a hermit, solitary in the forest in contact with groups of poets radicals, pacifists, hippies, artists, etc. in all parts of the world.’ ”