A baby elephant crosses a small swamp, guided by Mom. And of course she got a chance to stop and play in it, too. A beautiful afternoon in Zambia, 2012.
Cheryl Merrill’s essays have been published in Fourth Genre, Pilgrimage, Brevity, Seems, South Loop Review, Ghoti, Alaska Quarterly Review, Adventum and Isotope. “Singing Like Yma Sumac” was selected for the Best of Brevity 2005 and Creative Nonfiction #27. It was also included in the anthology Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition, 10th Edition. Another essay, “Trunk,” was chosen for Special Mention in Pushcart 2008.
She is currently working on a book about elephants: Larger than Life: Living in the Shadows of Elephants.
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4 thoughts on “Year of the Elephant: Swamp Lessons”
So moving… Thank you for the beautiful photo!
The momma elephant is smiling…