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Prompt: Reason to Believe
In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, “At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe.” What’s your reason to believe?

baby and mom elephant

I saw a baby elephant in the wild, once. He stomped his feet and raised his head and did a baby trumpet, to try and protect his family, a herd of females behind him. They, since we were no threat, looked upon him with the same indulgence and affection as I did. To me it was an unimaginable and indescribably precious moment of sharing, part of a string of precious moments that we share, as babies are born and as they grow.

Sure, I love the babies in my own human family. But catching the understanding eye of a mama elephant? That is a reason to believe in a world beyond our imagination.

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