Why elephants?

Since having my business cards printed in December, I’ve been asked one question over and over again: “Why elephants?”

Here’s why: Elephants are known to be patient and wise and to possess excellent memories. They build strong and long-lasting familial groups whose lines extend beyond blood relations. They are communicative and emotive. They’re matriarchal. They conjure images of journey and wilderness; and of battle, royalty, and the hunt.

Elephants are also a keystone species, or “a species on which other species in an ecosystem largely depend, such that if it were removed the ecosystem would change drastically” (New Oxford American Dictionary).

To me, that’s just what editors and writers are: explorers; deliberate by nature and aggressive when necessary; feminist (or at least this one is); and utterly essential.



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