an elephant in the room
is large and squatting, so it is hard to get around it.
we squeeze by with, "How are you?" and "I'm fine."
a thousand other forms of trivial chatter.
talk about the weather.
talk about work.
talk about everything else-except the elephant in the room.
an elephant in the room.
all know it is there.
are thinking about the elephant as we talk.
is constantly on our minds.
you see, it is a very big elephant.
we do not talk about the elephant in the room.
please, say her name.
please, say "Barbara" again.
please, let's talk about the elephant in the room.
if we talk about her death,
we can talk about her life.
I say "Barbara" and not have you look away?
if I cannot, you are leaving me
is not a problem to be cured. It is
simply a statement that you have loved someone."
are not made rich by what is in our pockets but by what is in our hearts.
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