Elephas maximus

In Anna, San Francisco on October 12, 2009 at 8:46 am


In keeping with Kimberly’s theme of stone giants, I recreated the black and white scene, using a stone elephant the Madre bought me while we were in Thailand five years ago (wow, has it really been that long?).  In our culture, it’s considered good luck to have an elephant facing the front door of your home.*  I used to observe this only to keep my mother’s nagging at bay, but then I found myself setting up a little elephant in each new office and apartment.

If you’re wondering about the caption, chang is the Thai translation for elephant.

*Note: A raised trunk is clutch.  Having an elephant with its trunk down is pretty much asking for trouble.

  1. […] Anna shared one of the elephant figurines that, no matter where she lives, looks over her home and provides good luck. Today, I’m […]

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