And Another Thing…


My new favorite quote

I became interested in art therapy when during one of my meditations, I had a vision of an elephant, and the elephant invited me to come inside it, and while I was there I felt safe and warm.” 

A woman in her mid 40s said this tonight in one of my classes at [school]. With a straight face. I could not make this up.  I don’t know what it means, and I don’t really want to know.  I love being back in school.


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8 Responses

  1. Trey Morgan says:

    I think I would call that a “jaw-dropping” quote. And, you are right, it has to be a true story because who could make something like that up?

    I think there are days when I don’t feel safe and warm, that I need to start looking for an elephant. 🙂

  2. odgie says:


    We all need the elephant sometimes. No shame in admitting it.

  3. faithfool says:

    I hope she opens up each of her job interviews with that thought.

    “Why do you want the job?”

    “I dreamed I was safe inside an elephant and I want to make other people feel the same.”

    But if I substitute Jesus for elephant and art therapy for ministry, it’s a whole different story. Makes me glad I don’t worship an elephant.

  4. odgie says:


    The strangest part is, I don’t think that she practices any kind of paganism. Up until last night she had always seemed fairly mainstream and traditional. All I know is, I almost bit a hole in my tongue trying not to laugh. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

  5. Alan Gable says:

    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me. If one was inside an elephant, one could reasonably assume that no one would look for you in there = safe. And I imagine elephant inerds would indeed carry a high temperature = warmth. Her logic is undeniable…

    Thanks for letting me stop by.

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