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Friday, 9 March 2007

Elephants..........


I love elephants.
As you can see I have a small collection of elephants made from various materials - wood, glass, alabaster, resin, precious stones - all collected on my travels. The large figure in the middle of the picture is Quan Yin riding on an elephant. Quan Yin is the Goddess of Compassion and Mercy and important to me in that I call on her when practicing Reiki. (Reiki will be another post somewhere down the line).
I don't know what it is about elephants that I love - perhaps their gentleness, slowness, the fact that they live in family groups and really care about each other. They are fiercely protective of their families and grieve for their lost ones.
I have been lucky enough to see elephants in the wild, so to speak, whilst in Sri Lanka we visited an elephant orphanage where lost and injured elephants are looked after. The orphanage didn't just look after young elephants, there was an old bull elephant that had been badly injured by poachers who were after it's ivory, the poor animal ended up blind. However, it was well looked after in the orphanage. I also got to ride an elephant on the beach in Sri Lanka, which had been a dream of mine for a long time. You can guarantee if there's a programme on the television about elephants I'll be watching it!


My Knee
Friday 9th March
I had a really bad night last night. I ran out of Codiene which I had been given from hospital and was reduced to just taking Paracetamol - unfortunately this is just not enough to kill the pain! I was up at 2.30 a.m. reading, trying to take my mind off the pain until 4.30 a.m. when I could safely take some more. I have telephoned the doctor this morning to ask for a prescription - the receptionist said she will see what she can do and I have to ring back at 3 p.m. There's going to be trouble if I don't get them!
PS 3.35 p.m. got my drugs - phew!

6 comments:

Queenie said...

Sorry to hear about your bad night. As you know I collect elephants (only the ones with their trunks pointing up). I Would love to sit on the back of one, a beach would be nice, but anywhere would do.......

Akelamalu said...

Oh yes it's important that the elephant's trunk points upwards - it's good luck - all mine are the same.

Nea said...

You will have to fill me in on the knee, I will read back a few days and maybe find out, I am guessing surgery, or an accident and surgery. I also had surgery, mine was almost three months ago and I still have nights that I can't sleep from pain, but the assure me it will go away eventually. But I know the glory of a good pain medication. haha

Nea said...

My son also loves elephants, so whenever we go anywhere and they have a new one, i have to grab it for him, but the truck has to be up, because that is a sign of good fortune or luck......something.

Akelamalu said...

Nea - yes knee replacement surgery, is that what yours was?

Oh another elephant fan, and yes the trunk must be up for good luck.

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