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WF 031213 The Elephant
There’s an elephant in the room. It is large and
squatting, so it is hard to get around it. Yet we
squeeze by with, “How are you?” and “I’m fine”
And a thousand other forms of trivial chatter.
We talk about the weather. We talk about work.
We talk about everything else – except the
elephant in the room.
We all know it is there. We are thinking about
the elephant as we talk. It is constantly on our
minds, For you see it is a very big elephant.
But we do not talk about the elephant in the room.
Oh, please, say her name. Oh, please, say
Oh, please, let’s talk about the elephant in the room.
For if we talk about her death, Perhaps we can
talk about her life.
Can I say her name to you and not have you look away?
For if I cannot, you are leaving me
Alone…… in a room…..
With an elephant.
Author: Terry Kettering