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Valleys of Ivory William Myles Evans

Valleys of Ivory

William Myles Evans

Published May 18th 2013
ISBN : 9781484879344
Paperback
116 pages
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The inspiration for Valleys of Ivory started with a question: Where do elephants go to die? I had always heard of the legend of a secret place where they would go, so I researched and studied the folklore. For me, it is a metaphor for humans whoMoreThe inspiration for Valleys of Ivory started with a question: Where do elephants go to die? I had always heard of the legend of a secret place where they would go, so I researched and studied the folklore. For me, it is a metaphor for humans who seek a special place of tranquil affiliation, camaraderie among peers, and a safe haven to live out our final days with unconditional love, without fear, without judgment, a safety in numbers supporting complete acceptance of self. Its about being a part of something bigger than you, and recognizing that we are simply part of the greater equation of life. This book is written through the lives of humans who travel similar paths elephants do, by living in social circles, encountering obstacles along the way, and finding hope in lifes memories and reunions. I chose elephants as the metaphor for the human experience because of the spiritual bonds they seem to have with one another, the world around them, and their unquenchable thirst to stay with the journey. Valleys of Ivory is presented through three parts in celebrating the cycle of life. Part 1: Commencement. Part 2: Journey. Part 3: Reunion. It is through these themes we all live our lives, reaching for what nourishes us, telling our stories through the reflections of our contributions, and experiencing our final days with dignity and a sense of meaning. Thank you for sharing this sacred space with me. William Myles Evans