an elephant frolicking in the surf

(Video link here.) We don’t know when we’ve seen any living being taking delight so completely as this young elephant frolicking in the surf. Somehow, watching it makes us feel its uninhibited, wholehearted, in-the-moment refreshing pleasure in a simple thing — the sea. It’s a fine reminder for the first day of the week: go full-tilt with pleasure in whatever you are doing. As Bill Murray said: Grab this day by the neck and kiss it!

from David Saltman via India’s Facebook

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2 Responses to an elephant frolicking in the surf

  1. Elmer 02.18.2013 at 12:24pm #

    Hilarious! Really cool

  2. Louisa 02.18.2013 at 1:11pm #

    I recall a book of trivia from my childhood called “Can Elephants Swim?” It seemed counterintuitive to a small child that they could. When I visited India, I saw them bathing themselves and frolicking in a river in Jaipur. Someone there told me that elephant owners are reluctant to let them get in the water because they love it so much it’s very difficult to get them out.

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