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  • I read Elephant in my Head this morning. Bravo! I enjoyed it. I must confess that I have so many things going on in my life there simply is not enough time to for me to indulge in boredom. The yogis say that to achieve inner peace and tranquility one must learn to silence the chattering monkey in one's head. No easy task, that. Keeps me plenty busy! I took the elephant imagery literally since I am privileged to enjoy a long term personal relationship with an elephant. Thanks for the prompt, Kathy Weinberg!

    When the elephant lies down, diving deep into primordial pachyderm slumber, it is very, very late at night indeed. Long since the witching hour and longer still until the waking hour. It is that click-stop-heartbeat-eye-blink timeless time when floor boards creek and walls settle.

    “The elephant is lying down to sleep”, said Grandma.

    “What elephant, Grandma? Why’s it sleepy? Where is that old sleepy elephant?”

    Grandma smiled. She shook her head.

    “Now don’t you mind, you sleepyhead! Just tuck yourself into that bed. Close your eyes. Go to sleep. Pray Ganesh your soul to keep.”
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