Thursday, August 6, 2009
No creature is more silent than the elephant. But they are far from speechless. Most of their communication takes place at a pitch below the threshold of human hearing. The great ears flap. Trunks sway. Cushioned footfalls are soundless. The quiet that surrounds the elephant is charged with comprehension. They are fluent in the language of vibrations, thunderstorms, wind currents. When it rains in one part of the country, elephants 100 miles away begin to walk toward the water. Motionless, the elephant detects each instrument in the symphony.
Posted by Tai at 6:00 PM