I chose the title because it reminds me of a time of my childhood. My cousin told me this joke up in the cottage attic, and I thought my aunt would scream “one more time GET TO SLEEP!”. That night, I just couldn’t stop laughing! I will reveal, if you do not know, the punch line at the bottom.
Today’s post came out of the blue, and all of a sudden, elephants started appearing in my mind, sending me on a tangent of research. So here goes one of my most cryptic posts. I hope you enjoy.
I have thoughts rummaging through my mind these days. I’ve started to get lost in my musings again and I feel so much coming up from deep inside. Fear is one of them.
Tears get shed, as I clear away some remaining pain… can you feel that? Can you hear the cries that ring in your ears? I can…
Fact no. 1
Elephant trunks can get very heavy. It is not uncommon to see elephants resting them over a tusk!
Things anger me.. I go off on a rant, I feel better, then, hours later I cry! I lay down my trunk.
Um… mountain? GET OUT OF MY WAY!!!
Fact no. 2
Elephants cry, play, have incredible memories, and laugh!
I feel like an elephant, strong, feisty and ready to charge when faced with a challenge. I am here for myself, for my children, ready to protect them in a single bound! I am fierce, and I am loyal, and loving. Just like the elephant, I play, I cry, I laugh.
Step 1, step 2, step 3!
1. I notice, since writing down my feelings (almost a play by-play) for a class I am taking, that I am able to feel and deal with whatever comes up almost immediately. 2. After days and days of clearing away, bigger more POWERFUL feelings emerge. 3. I am able to pull out the cleaning products, put on rubber gloves, and pull all that gunk OUT!
Cry baby cry, mama’s here, I’ll comfort you.
Fact no. 3
Elephants are sensitive fellow animals where if a baby complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it.
As the tears come, and my body shakes, I hold my own hand.. I want to reach out, and tell everyone my sorrows.. but NO, these sorrows are mine, and do not always need to be shared. I can do it.
I CAN DO IT! I am EFFING’ terrified, but I will dance with fear!
I can mother myself! I can coddle myself! I can run to myself!
Gone is the old Kim, she would be telling you right now what is wrong in her life.. .all detailed and oh yes. she IS a victim. She would wait on you hand and foot for validation, for approval, for your love! I have my tools, and I WILL use them.
Fact no. 4
I will not allow ANYONE to define who I AM! I forbid it!
NO! I am who I am, a crazy mama, purple haired and emotional. I cry a lot, and I love to sing. I can be somewhat lazy, but that’s not who I am! I am what is.. and that’s it! I am you and really you are me!
Do you see the reflection?
NO! You will not deter me from my path. I am guided by spirit. I am here to ask questions, I am here to learn. I am determined to fulfill my purpose.
I AM elephant, hear me roar!
I am here for you, and I am here for myself, taking a blanket and wrapping us together.
Fact no. 5
Elephants have greeting ceremonies when a friend that has been away for some time returns to the group.
As I greet myself to this present moment, I greet you right here and now and honor you as I honor myself.
Note: All elephant facts are quoted from elephant.elehost.com
Punchline: … it waits until the Fall, and floats down on a leaf! HA!
- Those Engaging Elephants (lucygracesmom.wordpress.com)
- Help save the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. | Conscious Media Network (2012indyinfo.com)
- Farmers Fighting Elephants With Chili Pepper Fences (inquisitr.com)