Travel Theme — Slow

In response to Ailsa and her Travel Theme Challenge.



Kenya Photo Credit — Danny James

Not too near and not too far
Out of the stress of the crowd
Music screams as elephants scream
When they lift their trunks and scream aloud
For joy of the night when masters are
Asleep and adream.

 Lawrence, D. H.

Egypt Photo Credit — Danny James


 A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane.
― Jackie Kennedy

Her Memory Has Escaped. Please Help!


They were on their dream vacation. A trip to Egypt. The trip included stops at Cairo, Luxor Temples, Karnac Temples, Valley of the Kings, and Abu Simbel Temples.

The part of the tour he was excited about was the boat trip up the Nile just relaxing on the top deck by the pool, getting caught up on some of his reading, and just generally meeting new people.

As they were preparing for dinner he turned to his wife and said “What’s the name of the couple we are sitting with at dinner tonight?”

His wife responded “I can’t remember, my memory has escaped me.”

Alarmed he turned to her and said with a straight face “Do you think we should go and try to find it?”

“What,” she said?

“Well, your memory is a terrible thing to lose. We MUST find it! I’ll inform the Captain of your loss and he can announce it over the PA system alerting everyone to be on the lookout for your memory, he said.”

“And I will notify the NSA as they keep track of everything today,” he added.

“What the hell are you talking about, she said.”

“I think dear, you meant to say “It escapes my memory, not my memory has escaped me,” he replied.

“Whatever”, she said.

Moved to Tears

The Daily Prompt:

Describe the last time you were moved to tears by something beautiful.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEAUTY.


I took this picture riding a camel in the sands of Giza behind the great Pyramids. We rode for around 3 hours to obtain this picture. It was an unreal scene: Young boys riding fast horses beside you racing from one spot to another. I had to pinch myself to remind me that it was the year 2008 and I did live in the US.

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