Tears of Rejection

Through Gewanda's Eyes

Despondent baby elephant weeps for hours after mom rejects him and tries to stomp him to death.

Despondent baby elephant weeps for hours after mom gives birth, then attacks him at game preserve in China.

I know this is rare but I think I cried a few hours myself after reading this article about baby weeping for five hours after it’s mother rejected him. I think my tears came from the same pain so embedded in my own life of growing up in the foster care system since the age of 5. I resonated with the hurtful feelings of this mammal, the despondency of being so young and innocent and not understanding why? He was born and it’s mother tried to kill him. Two hours later they tried to connect him to the mother again and she stomped him. Very wounded he lay and wept for five hours. Oh if this baby could talk, what would he say? Probably a lot of what we human mammals say…

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