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Modoc by Ralph Helfer
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Jul 16, 2012

it was amazing
Read from July 04 to 14, 2012

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“Those of us who are in tune with nature and animals know it is our way of life, Bram. There is a connection to all living things, a vibration of Life. Animals were not given a power of choice. A lion does not try and eat legumes, nor an elephant meat. We believe the best way to communicate with nature, God, is through a liaison: the animals..... Nature hears one voice and obeys it. That is why ten or ten thousand birds may rise from the surface of a lake at the same time and yet never touch one another. Man only hears his own voice. He constantly bumps into another. Even his voice mirrors his erratic walk, jealousy, hate, ego, pride, lying, cheating. He makes his own judgements and falls prey to his greed. Remember, the moon is reflected on one drop of water as is the entire ocean-- so it is with God. He is reflected ins each living thing-- in a grain of sand as the entire shore, one star as the whole universe. Each animal as in all creatures. -Jagrat”
Ralph Helfer, Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

“You know, Mo, I've been thinking of the Elephantarium lately. You remember Atoul, the white elephant? Well, he taught me that all things need to change form to live. When we die, we change into ashes, gases, things like that. They carry on until they change. The ashes may help a tree grow, the gases could mingle with others and become...something else! That means you and I are going to change and...ah....well..." His voice stuck in his throat. He stopped, cleared his throat, turned, and walked to Mo. He rubbed the soft leathery skin on the underside of her ear. "and you... You will become something greater and more wonderful than you can imagine! You will soar in the cosmos, become part of all things, you will sit at HIS side and help rule all of nature." Bram's whole being felt the impact... The thought of not being with her. "I will be waiting for you, okay? I'll meet you there." pg 317”
Ralph Helfer, Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Reading Progress

07/04/2012 page 12
07/05/2012 page 38
11.0% "This is such a beautiful story"
07/11/2012 page 114
32.0% "This book has made me want to laugh, cry, and jump out of my skin... Ever since I was given a stuffed elephant for my first birthday, I have loved elephants... And this book has just intensified that. They are such amazing creatures, truly.. It's incredible how much emotion they feel and how they respond to humans. It makes me want to go find some elephants to hang out with."
07/12/2012 page 272
77.0% "This is one of my favorite books of all time. I am so in love with this amazing elephant and her story. So much power in friendship between a boy and his animal. Love. Love. Love."
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