The Elephant that Saved My Life

People often ask if my stories are true or fictional. I understand. At times, the way I word them might make my stories sound elaborated…a bit.

I will admit to tweaking up the vibrancy of each situation a couple notches, but I promise that all of it is true.

On my ‘About Me’ page, I have a bullet that tells about the time I was lost in the desert, and escaped the peril of death by being led back to civilization by an elephant that came through the distant mountains.

For my De-Clutter Assignment today, I spent 20 minutes sorting through pictures, and was surprised to find shots of the dear elephant I speak of.

The day after we were lost and then found, we went back (in a car that time instead of on foot) to see the mountains we had failed to reach and I took a snapshot of the creature that saved my life.

Can you see it?

Here’s a close up:

Bryan, pointing the way to who knows what.

And this was my wilderness guide, Bryan. He was a good friend to me growing up. He now has a family and we speak very seldomly, and I miss him. Thank you Bryan for the wonderful adventures you brought into my life, even though they almost killed me. I hope to find more evidence to back up my fantastical tales as I organize and sort through the clutter!

Me and Bryan, young and invincible in the mountains of Utah.

Advertisements

About clutterheart

You don't know me, but you will.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to The Elephant that Saved My Life

  1. lauren says:

    i’m so happy you are blogging, i don’t think i’ll ever get tired of hearing (or reading!) your stories!

    p.s. i can think of one story (involving apple river canyon, flip flops and a watering hole) that is my equivalent to your desert story…. good times!

    • Thanks Lauren, we should make a trek back to Apple River this summer, hopefully I won’t be too afraid to swim this time, and we know the way now, so there won’t be any sliding down 35 degree angled drops above cliffs in flip flops:) I thought we were both going to die too, I just didn’t say it. You already looked scared enough grasping onto those roots and trying hoist back up the cliff. Oh man, I’m cracking up laughing now thinking about it. I wish for more good times like that, less perilis, but just enough to get a good adrenaline rush without the scratches.

  2. I can totally see the elephant!

  3. Laurie says:

    Hmm…a near death experience I had? I’ll have to think about that. Now if you asked me to tell about a near death experience I caused for someone else, I’d have several to choose from. It’s not for nothing that several people I know flinch when they see me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s