the practical concerns of painted elephants: a dialogue
— The elephant is dreaming of the circus.
— That’s not a parasol, it’s an umbrella.
— What’s the difference?
— A parasol is decorative, or for blocking unwanted sun. That’s an umbrella.
— Then what’s the elephant doing with an umbrella?
— It’s a preventative measure. He’s concerned that the rain might wash him off the wall.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.