Elephants grieve. I recently read an article about an elephant in India who is grieving the loss of her mate of over a decade. Elephants and other animals have emotions and understanding to which we humans don’t always listen. We would be wise to open our hearts and minds to the message of the elephants.
Animals are so much like us. They feel happiness and sadness, love and loss. They communicate with each other, and with us. They have great wisdom to share. But we have closed our hearts, closed our spirits, and stopped listening. Too much religion has made us uncaring; too much science has made us unspiritual.