I had placed my little elephant on the concrete to take a pic and this little boy made a beeline for it. His mom yelled, “Stop, that’s not yours. Don’t touch it!” I looked up and saw him. And his little dinosaurs, and his little brother, who’d all come to the plaza to play in the fountain.
“Here you go. Can my elephant meet your dinosaur? You can hold him but I need to have him back….Can I take your picture?”
The encounter didn’t last long. He handed back the elephant, reluctantly. I kept taking pics. And moved on.
So, I’m on my free-range road trip visiting lots of people and places, and taking along my micro-elephants to focus my eye on the smallest meaningful moments and metaphors. These little guys (boy, his dinosaur, and my ellie) remind me how the littlest things can connect people, if we have the courage to stop and relate.
This morning, days later, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t have been more generous and given the elephant to him. Note to self, perhaps I should carry extra elephants with me at all times.
P.S. Just noticed something. Look at the last pic and reflection…do you see the other elephant face? What is that!?
#connecting #micromoments #elephantlove #freerangeroadtrip #couragewaylife #relate #reframegame