Thursday, 16 June 2011

The elephant in the room

It was a lazy Sunday afternoon with the sun showed its true colours with a warm welcome. Suddenly there was a knock at the door and a few seconds later the footsteps lead away from the door and disappeared. When I opened the door it just stood there and looked me straight in the eyes, a big wood carved elephant!  Without thinking twice I opened the gate and pushed the humongous piece of artwork into the house. So the questions came, where does it come from, who brought it here, do I have to pay for it, was it a gift, but no answers. I started walking through the house to find the perfect spot for my new friend. After that I thought my friend should have a name, because if something goes wrong I cannot blame something without a name! It’s nice to have a visitor with me, takes away the feeling of loneliness. Tsungu is a real good listener. I think the name is appropriate because it’s of African origin and elephants are widely found in Africa.

I think this will be a long and never ending friendship.