week twenty-four

December 26, 2010

Time has gone quickly, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary and Elephant Nature Park visits have come and gone. My heart is flooded with memories and love. A special moment I will remember happened on our morning walk one day at BLES. Pang Suai had gone into the stream to cool herself down, but stopped when she suddenly realized she couldn’t see her best friend Pang Dow, who had wondered in the other direction, grazing away. She looked around, on alert and clearly worried. The mahout brought Pang Dow to the stream, relief came over Pang Suai and a beautiful reunion followed. It was as if they hadn’t seen each other for days or months.

good things (week twenty-four).

. meeting the BLES elephants, Katherine and Marleen in person
. showers with Pang Dow
. the beauty of Sukhothai airport, a magical place
. beautiful warm sunny days
. trunk kisses from Lom and Tong Jui
. a magnitude of beautiful elephant moments and memories
. meeting Lek & Antoinette at Elephant Nature Park
. christmas eve at BLES: carolling to the mahouts and mass & blessings at the Ganesh shrine

3 Responses to “week twenty-four”

  1. Laurie & Steve Says:

    Hi Marieke
    We’re so glad to see a photo of you and some of your beautiful, gentle friends. It’s wonderful to have such a special place to visit and bring peace & happiness & balance back into your soul once again. We would love to visit there someday ourselves to experience it all first hand.
    We want to thank you so very much for letting us stay in your apartment over Christmas. It worked out perfectly. We had a lovely visit with everyone in Ottawa. We also visited Patrick McGahern’s book shop and I had a Mayian hot chocolate in the Cafe Marsala. Thank you!!
    We’re looking forward to seeing you on Jan 16th and hearing more of your adventures – between naps!
    Bye for now.
    With our love and blessings to you.
    Aunt Laurie & Uncle Steve XXXX

  2. Lynn Says:

    I would so like to meet those ellies, and more than almost anything I would like to hear Wassana sing.
    We are missing you, this Old Years Eve, and wishing you wonderfulness for 2011. You deserve it. 🙂

  3. What a wonderful month you’ve had with your ladies! I hope your new year will bring you happiness, success and peace. You are very special.

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