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Rescued elephant cries tears of joy after 50 years in captivity

After being shackled and abused for 50 years, Raju, an Asian elephant found in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, took his first steps of freedom in the early hours of July 4. And in response, he shed tears of joy.

"Raju was in chains 24 hours a day, an act of ­intolerable cruelty. The team were astounded to see tears roll down his face during the rescue," Pooja Binepal, a spokeswoman for rescue organization Wildlife SOS, told the Mirror.

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The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.
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“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”

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