23 Mar 2018

Story: Elephant and a tiny blade of grass


A cute little elephant lived alone in a vast and dense forest. Separated from his family due to some reason, he enjoyed being solitary. Having the entire expanse to himself, he thoroughly explored every bit of the land.

His day started with eating the fresh, juicy bananas and stalks of sugarcane after which he played in the pond till noon.

Days passed by and the cute elephant was no longer cute. He started enjoying uprooting small trees and grass to make a flat land for his fanciful play of kicking fallen coconuts. A tiny blade of grass, swaying in the wind, was watching in silence.

On the morning after the next, the wind was blowing hard. The elephant, excited by this sudden change in the weather was on his way to make splashes in the pond. A huge tree, which the elephant had failed to uproot on the previous evening, came straight down onto him and he succumbed. The blade of grass was watching in silence.

- The Last Nomad