Friday, September 23, 2011

Encyclopedia of Moi: E

Time to move on to the letter of E in the Encyclopedia of Moi.  The first one is easy!

Elephants -  I've been a fan of these magnificent animals for years.  It started back in high school when I began collecting them.  One of the highlights of my trip to Kenya was visiting the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust -- dedicated to saving elephants and black rhinos.  What fun to pet their rough backs, watch them wrestle and wallow in the pond, and take bottles of milk from their dedicated caregivers.  The caregivers live with the elephants and provide such a service!  Consider helping these precious animals!  I was foster mom to Sinya who was rescued from a well.  Read her story here:  Sinya.

Easter - Spring! Easter lilies, beautiful pastel colors, baby animals, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Easter is full of love and promise and one of my favorite holidays.  When I was a girl my mom always took me shopping for a special Easter outfit, complete with hat.  My brother, sisters and I would dye eggs the night before.  On Easter morning we had to hunt throughout the house for our Easter baskets containing some of our dyed eggs and those sugary Peeps and chocolate bunnies.  This is a tradition I passed on to my children and even today, although they are adults, I still give them Easter baskets each year. 

Eggs - Faberge eggs, to be exact.  These bejeweled treasures from Russia have fascinated me through time.  Remember those enchanted sugar eggs with little images within from when we were kids?  Those, and a lovely Christmas ornament I received from a friend a few years ago, are the closest I've come to having such a special egg.
Elton - Elton John has been an incredible talent and was a rock and roll force during my high school and college years. Hearing songs like "Daniel" and "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" transport me back to specific nights in my life.
It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside...and you can tell everybody this is your song.  Hold me closer, tiny dancer.  Count the headlights on the highway.   It seems to me you've lived your life like a candle in the wind.  Don't let the sun go down on me. So goodbye yellow brick road.  All evoke memories of  good as well as bittersweet times in my life....

Join in the fun -- start your own Encyclopedia of Moi!  This great idea was started by Shannon -- check out her entertaining encyclopedia and blog here:
Images of spring and egg are courtesy of Wikipedia.

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