Peter the Elephant Plays the Blues. {Video}

Via on Dec 1, 2013

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The old saying goes that “music can calm a savage beast.”

Now I wouldn’t want to call an elephant a savage beast (or any other animal for that matter). But, it’s all good, as most people have the quote all wrong.

It is actually a quote about the power that music can have on the heart and soul. The original quote says,

“Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

~ William Congreve

But how about the effect of music on animals? More specifically on elephants? Music not only soothes, but excites and makes one want to dance and join in!

Is it possible that elephants feel the same way that people do?

I have to share with you one of the most heartwarming and moving videos that I have come across in a long time. This one concerns an elephant named Peter somewhere in Thailand who loves the blues. I will say no more, as Peter will show you all how he feels about music himself:

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About Laura Kutney

Laura Kutney  loves to laugh until her face and stomach hurt. If you opened her secret box, you would find books, words, art, photos and a world of feelings. She can ponder a word for a day, or write a story in an hour. She has a photographic memory but is also dyslexic. Yep, the two coexist inside of her like a little universal joke. Originally a chemical engineer, she is now a mother to three teen children and has been married to her true love for 19 years. Life is good and ever-changing. She counts on the second part of that last sentence sometimes hourly. She can be found here as a featured author for elephant journal, on her blog (Mosaic Commons) and on Facebook.

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4 Responses to “Peter the Elephant Plays the Blues. {Video}”

  1. Linda Lewis Linda V. Lewis says:

    Wonderful! One elephant accompanies the blues player with splashes of abandon while the other wiggles to the beat!

  2. Laura Kutney laurakutney says:

    Thanks you for your comment! I too started head-bobbing to the beat and shaking my tail feathers while I watched.

    Elephants are much more like us than I knew and there is such joy in this piece!

  3. Kristine says:

    Put a smile on my face

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