Tales of Gaia

Mark Heyer
Jan 26, 2022


How the Elephants Got Their Ears

Know where to look and how to listen

Long ago, distressed by the sudden loss of the magnificent, cold, but very large dinosaurs, the Green Gaians of Earth undertook a contest to fashion a massive new animal from the DNA of the warm and cuddly, but not very large mammals.

The vines proposed a long nose, that could reach the ground from a great height. The trees argued for sturdy, stumpy legs that could support great weight.

One small but ingenious plant family proposed a radical design for the ears. So proud were they, that their story has passed down through countless generations of parents and children.

If we just know where to look and how to listen, they will tell us their wonderful stories even today.