Howdy elephant lovers! Yesterday was Mother's Day and as per usual on holidays we reached out to Asian Elephant Projects and ordered an elephant fruit cake that was created by Ben and jin at the Care for Elephants project in Thailand. It turned out beautifully. Ben and Jin take such excellent care and are so skilled in their art, which is fleeting, and you can really see the love and passion in their work. It takes no time for the girls to devour the cake and they do it ever so gently. This day, for us, was a celebration for all of the mothers and other mothers who have shaped our lives. The shaping can come from so many! We hope you enjoyed the day however you chose to spend it and below we have shared a passage to mothers from Khalil Gibran's book, "The Broken Wings."
“The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word “Mother,” and the most beautiful call is the call of “My mother.” It is a word full of hope and love, a sweet and kind word coming from the depths of the heart. The mother is everything −− she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly. Everything in nature bespeaks the mother. The sun is the mother of earth and gives it its nourishment of heart; it never leaves the universe at night until it has put the earth to sleep to the song of the sea and the hymn of birds and brooks. And this earth is the mother of trees and flowers. It produces them, nurses them, and weans them. The trees and flowers become kind mothers of their great fruits and seeds. And the mother, the prototype of all existence, is the eternal spirit, full of beauty and love.” Kahlil Gibran