Tuesday, October 24, 2006

fear & hope

A recent article reported:
"Thousands of people in eastern India have fled their homes in fear as elephants crash through villages looking for one of their herd, which fell into a ditch and drowned over the weekend."

I can only hope that we never fall into a ditch big enough to drown an elephant.

The article continues:

“We have not slept for three days and the few of us left are lighting huge bonfires to keep the elephants at bay without success,”

I can also only hope that this violent, grieving herd has calmed down before we pass directly through that area.