It is widely known that the world is carried on the backs of elephants, and she dreamed of joining their esteemed company. But the idea of bearing so much weight terrified her. She went to the matriarch of her herd and asked her advice.
“What can you carry,” her grandmother asked.
She looked around the clearing. “A rock?”
The old pachyderm curled her trunk in bemusement. “Then start by lifting what you can, and build up to it.”
She still isn’t strong enough to lift the Earth. But she can carry the Moon, and she considers it a good start.

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