Friday, 21 October 2011

Ashes and Snow





I'm struggling in relearning what I knew as a child that enabled me to see animals with clear eyes.
Without that clarity even my ears seem to miss much of the sublime music of nature...
What a lonely species we have become.
The longer I watch the savannah elephants,
the more I listen, the more I open.
They remind me of who I am...

May the guardian elephants hear my wish
to collaborate with all the musicians of nature's orchestra. 
I want to join the dance that has no steps.
I want to become the Dance."


- excerpt from Ashes and Snow: A Novel in Letters by Gregory Colbert

Source: Here.

8 comments:

Yoli said...

One of my favorite group of photographs. Particularly when the girl leans her head against the elephant. I have always felt that connection to animals. May you re-discover your wild side.

kenza said...

I saw the exhibit and film in Mexico City in 2008 it was absolutely stunning! Thank you for this glimpse of beauty and wonder.

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Such amazing words and images. Thank you for this.

alexandra said...

Enchanting !!!

alliot + iza said...

This is inspiring! The images are awesome and the words are full of wisdom.
Thanks for sharing dear Fei An.

kitchu said...

beautiful words and images. i first connected with animals i think before humans when i was a child, they taught me compassion. later, respect and many other things.

c. said...

beautiful...

Amélie said...

I didn't know Ashes and Snow. These photos are awesome, and the words precious. Thank you for this discovery.