Just a touching story I have to share.
A man was on vacation in Kenya. While he was walking through the bush, he came across an elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed so the man approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant’s foot. There was a large thorn deeply embedded in the bottom of the foot. As carefully and as gently as he could he removed the thorn and the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather stern look on its face, stared at him. For a good ten minutes the man stood frozen — thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away.
For years after, the man remembered the elephant and the events of that day. One day the man was walking through the zoo with his son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to where they were standing at the rail. It stared at him and the man couldn’t help wondering if this was the same elephant. After a while it trumpeted loudly; then it continued to stare at him. The man summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, gently reached down with its trunk, picked the man up and slammed him to the ground killing him instantly.
Probably wasn’t the same elephant.
I got some rest
You’re all dying to know…no really you are. I say you are so you are! Finally, Thursday night I got a long nights worth of sleep. Friday night I slept perfect, Saturday was relaxing and I slept well. Sunday I had a relaxing day, a creative evening and the start of a relaxing night.
Yeah the start of a relaxing night. Then I got frustrated and read 100 pages in a book to distract myself so I could sleep. It worked.
Today I’m moody and hyper. A stellar combo.
I need sleep
I slept like crap Thursday, Friday and Saturday…and got 3-4 hours of sleep each night for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mentally I’m out of it. My body feels rested surprisingly, but my mind is on a whole ‘nother level.
I had to meet up a friend after work Wednesday around 8pm. I got home from work, took a shower and laid down on my bed…passed out. I woke up in a towel with the fan still on in the bathroom and 20 minutes until I had to be at the meeting spot. I confirmed the time/location on the phone. We discussed two places (place A and B), the car I was to look for was a 2-door orange car. The place was place A. I drove to place B and looked for a yellow pick-up truck.
Let’s go over this again. I was meeting at place A, looking for an orange 2-door. I ended up at place B, looking for a yellow pick-up truck. I found the pick-up, but not the friend…a phone call later and it was all sorted out. 5 hours later I sat up in bed and said “I REMEMBER NOW! Orange 2-door…”
On a positive note, I took some funny photos as my creativity was buzzing -I just didn’t know it.
I’ve been a busy boy
I’ve been to a few concerts recently…some highlights:
I’ve also been in the recording studio. Yes “recording”. I have been documenting the creativity of Lazy Sunday as they record their second full-length album. I’m working on their album cover too…but that’s still under wraps
More concert shots and a story about my first backstage photo event from this weekend -all on the way!
I need a break
From life, not from the web. I have been neglecting much of the web community that I have grown to love (various sites and blogs) namely because I haven’t had the energy to visit and spend time sharing stories of books, life, photos and how much more ice cream and candy I need. The constant back-n-forth exchange of comments is fuel for the soul and actually keeps me driving straight in the daily world of chaos we all live in.
I need to get back on that plan, so days like yesterday won’t be as frustrating. Oh what’s that? I didn’t tell you about yesterday yet! Where do I start…
After a tough weekend, lots of time staring at the wall, a tough day at the office yesterday, rumors of layoffs, pressure in my volunteer work…I came home to change after work and run up to get my book before class so I can study for my exam Thursday. On my way in I checked the mail only to find court papers for a lawsuit…naming me. Wonderful. An hour later I am in class trying to focus, without my book and waiting to call my attorney on break. It would take me an hour to explain why I got the papers, but let’s just say that there was a paperwork mix-up and everything is fine now. No need to break out the defibrillator, I survived.
When life throws you lemons, make lemonade right? Right. I have a new outlook on things. I have now made it my mission to make applesauce, add rocks to the lemons and throw them back via high powered canon. Oh! Also, get back into things online.