Once upon a time there was a man and a woman who loved each other very much - for a long time. The woman thought they would always love each other, but the woman was wrong.. The man went away. He found another love. He was excited. She was empty. But after a long time the man was no longer excited and the woman was no longer empty. She was full. She had grown. She had regained her colour. The man felt empty and he returned to her. He returned to her with deep regrets, feelings of shame and feelings of gratitude. He was greeted and welcomed with love and gratitude. They grew strong again together. And they loved again, deeply, happily, strongly. But the man also brought an unexpected and unasked for elephant into their lives. The elephant, he told the woman, will take me away from you again, and this time I cannot return. So they lived and laughed and loved with the elephant, and sometimes the elephant seemed very small, but they both know he was there.