Wednesday, May 25, 2011

elephant man

Chris Gallucci ran away from home at 12, and was in prison by 16. He was destined for a life of crime & violence. Until he met Timbo the rebellious, stubborn, huge, bull elephant - who needed a trainer. Chris became Timbo's trainer near the Mojave Desert & developed a 30 year relationship with the elephant. Although he could barely write, he kept journals throughout these solitary years & eventually published his writings. After reading the book, I was struck by the intense connection they shared, and the trust they developed in one another. I finished the book thinking, "I wonder who saved who's life?" I think I know the answer.

1 comment:

  1. Awww what a touching story! That must've been a great read :)