The word family evokes emotion’s motion. Family is a nucleus of individuals where thought, action and reaction is a cornucopia ranging from chaos to tranquility. Sophia Ann Montoya, the creator of The Meandering Mind eBook anthology depicting emotion’s motion via art, essays, photos, poetry, ponderings and stories, has used African Elephants to examine the responsibility and heartache experienced by family members. Family is a story that will captivate us until the end of our existence.


The Meandering Mind eBook presents a full range of emotion’s motion within the love and hardship of a family of African elephants.

“Over and over the torment of old memories whipped Dejala’s spirit until his heart and soul bled. Restless, drifting in and out of consciousness he relived running along the canyon floor toward the horror of two legged predators brutally beating his parents into obedience on the upper ridge as they trumpeted and roared clapping their ears in alarm.”

“Lifting his trunk Dejala sniffed through the various scents seeking the odiferous trail of the bachelor herd. Two weeks ago, they traveled in this direction after their exuberant courting and mating season with the females.  Dejala was adept at tracking and immediately began to scan the lush surroundings for evidence of broken limbs, torn bark or crumpled undergrowth.  The moment his vision blurred looking too far off, he focused on his seismic powers to decode earths’ vibrations via his trunk and gigantic feet. Even his ears, picking up sounds humans could never hear, were excellent tracking tools.  Earnestly analyzing visual evidence and rumbles, he continued his hunt for his male relatives.”


Filled with a cornucopia of stories from non-fiction, biography to fantasy, The Meandering Mind eBook depicting emotion’s motion, such as the dichotomy of family, is suitable for the public at large. This compilation of art, essays, photos, poetry, ponderings, prose and stories can be purchased on Amazon.