Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Human Animal Relationship


Do Dil Ek Jaan, perfect harmony of human-animal relationship

We define ourselves with labels of relationship mother, father, son, daughter, friend, godparent, etc. This guy for me will always be a Mahout, an Elephant rider and trainer. Not because I didn't get to know him as a person, his life and family but because his relationship with the elephant defined him. The elephant was not just source of income for him, it was his childhood friend, his parter in crime and even his God. 

And as I looked into the eyes of the elephant, I saw how the affection and devotion was mutual. Their bond was not of material things but felt actually like a match made in heaven. Just like in the picture, they merged so seamlessly that we don't know where one starts and the other ends.

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