The Ear Hair of an Elephant

photograph by Cheryl Merrill

photograph by Cheryl Merrill

An excerpt from my manuscript:

Morula’s luxuriant ear hair catches the sunlight. Flakes of mud cake the opening of her ear.

Just as in humans, an elephant’s ear hair grows longer and longer throughout its life. Hers is cinnamon-colored, has black roots, and is six inches long. It reminds me of the color of a lion’s mane.

When I reach up, the patch of hair feels like the underbelly of a longhaired cat.

One response

  1. Lucky you , to be able to have the trust of this beauty, to touch her. Touch is the epitome of emotional connection.
    Made my day. Thank you!

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