The Ancient Elephant

The Ancient Matriarch Elephant lumbers towards the waterhole.  Each ponderous step thunders, to her each movement is made gingerly as the pain in her joints remind her of her great age and weight.  Soon my journey will be over.

But no!  I have only just got out of bed, I wash my face and peer blearily at the mirror.  Why did I agree to have a mirror above the basin, oh well at least I’m not wearing my glasses.  It’s been 3 minutes even for me it’s too soon for a nap.

Wild elephant

Noooooooooooo!  I have to face my children again.  We had a nice talk last night; so one hates me, one hates her, one hates herself and the other has gone to visit a friend.  Fun times ahead!

Elephant portrait
Hates me
Two running little elephants back to camera
Hates her
One hates herself
Hates herself
Elephants' migration through an african savanna
Visiting a friend

If I write these thoughts in a blog it will delay having to speak to my family.  And if you remember I’m being paid for this now; justification!

Now I can mess about with pictures for half an hour before I have to listen to the morning tirades.

The matriarch elephant settles down to face the herd, raises her mighty trunk and thumps it down on her eldest daughter’s head.

Asian elephant in forest

“Shut up. I’m blogging!”

Published by autistsix

An autistic woman married to an autistic man trying to raise 4 autistic daughters in a neurotypical world

6 thoughts on “The Ancient Elephant

  1. ever since you decided to go commercial, this is the sort of turn your writing has taken. its like we arent even fans anymore, just a product! baaaaaaaaa.

    “i liked the autistsix blog before it went all mainstream like coldplay.” although i do like the elephant pictures.

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    1. Shut up product you might alert the others.
      Of course I love my fans, I know this may seem insincere but you are the greatest audience I have ever met!
      Besides I needed something this morning to give me the strength to return to the herd.

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