Friday, February 24, 2012

Memory - Walk Under An Elephant Lately?

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~ The Wonder Years

Rummaging through my old prints yesterday I found these memories...

When was the last time you walked under the belly of an elephant?  We did it 27 years ago ;)

An elephant walking along Niphat Uthit2 (Second St) in Hat Yai, Thailand.

Hat Yai (Thai: หาดใหญ่, pronounced [hàːt jàj], also Haad Yai or Had Yai) is a city in southern Thailand near the Malaysian border. Located at 7°1′N 100°28′E, it has a population of 157,359 (2008) in the city itself and about 800,000 in the greater Hat Yai area. Hat Yai is the largest city of Songkhla Province, the largest metropolitan area in Southern Thailand, and third largest metropolitan area of the country.      - Wikipedia

The Thais believe if you walk under the belly of an elephant bring you good luck!

My dear father trying to explain to little May-N why she should walk under the elephant!  She was thinking to herself, what if the monster decided to sit down when we are under his belly?

My dear dad did a demo to show it is perfectly safe to walk under the 
belly of an elephant :)

Then my brothers, Power and Hydro did the same!

Reassured, holding her grand father's hand tightly; walked under 
the belly of the giant elephant!

Every man's memory is his private literature.
Aldous Huxley

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