To be in the close vicinity of these incredible creatures touched my heart deeply. They are so gentle, so playful. Their presence was so peaceful and calming.
These creatures are so large and obviously able to stampede everything in their way, to be great destroyers, but instead they maintain a demeanor of kindness, tranquility, and happiness. It was simply magical to bear witness to these powerful animals.
We visited the @hugelephantsanctuary outside Chiang Mai. We did indeed have the opportunity to hug them, after feeding them sugarcanes, which they snatched with their trunks, and bathing them first in mud and rinsing off in the river. Our guide said elephants will remember a face, whether you showed them kindness or cruelty. I pray that these lovely spirits remember us with kindness.
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