EEE-Challenge

A-Z Archive
Every Tuesday, step by step, I’m walking with my readers from A to Z, last week we had the “DDD”-challenge, so this week we’ll take “E” – I’m sure you’ll also find a story, video or a music title tagged with “E”! Feel free to add in the comments below the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “E”!!! Myself I’ll feature “Elephants”:

ELEPHANTS

When I recently discovered an article about elephants at photographyblogger: “19 terrific photos of elephants, I remembered, that some photographers kindly sent some elephant pictures to my group BLOG IT too:
Desert Elephants
title=”Desert Elephants” – photo by [P]hotogr[AV], click on the picture to enter the photographer’s galleries on Flickr.com

thanks to Bennetta (read comment below) I found the music ELEPHANT WALK:

– and what about my own guitar music, tagged “E”?
I tried to finger out on my acoustic guitar the BEATLES composition “Eight days a week” (though we only have seven, but they want us as slaves, working eight or ten a week)

compare other contributions:

  1. gatheringbooks (Myra): Enjoyment in Philippines
  2. alwaysbobswife (April): Eternal Life
  3. naomibaltuck: ENGLAND = where are we …
  4. lynne ayers: elephant on exquisite egg
  5. EEE- Effective Emblem “E”
  6. dadirridreaming: enjoy el questro end
  7. lensablog: empty – kosong dan habis
  8. bumbastories: energy
  9. icezine: massacre des elephants
  10. goomfh: eee-challenge ELEVEN
  11. tish farrell: elephants, e-books and enticing …
  12. inside the mind of isadora: egg cream
  13. share and connect (Amy): elephant eternality
  14. francine in retirement: empire state building
  15. angeline m.: e is for EYES
  16. ilargia64: exploring the environment with an entomological eye
  17. imissmetoo: excitement for Es
  18. indigomoondazed: eee challenge even then
  19. unexpected in common hours: elf in the garden
  20. acrossthebored: eee challenge
  21. completely disappear: egg
  22. woollymuses: challenge-eee

etc. / under construction!

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

67 responses to “EEE-Challenge

  1. Hi there Frizz, thanks for continually hosting the photo story challenge every week. Loved your elephants. Here’s my E contribution this week – Enjoyment in Boracay Philippines.
    http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/photo-journala-z-photo-story-challenge-e-is-for-enjoyment-in-boracay-philippines/

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    • “…so that the monotonous fall of the waves on the beach, which for the most part beat a measured and soothing tattoo to her thoughts…” = nice metaphorical use of the term tattoo!

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  2. after finishing another painting session of blue mosaic, i found this lovely post waiting for to give me a smooth and easy tune that will linger in my memory as i go to sleep!

    signing off early for r&m sleep!

    zzzzz

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  3. hi Frizz, there are weeks when i wish there were 8 days, especially when we are travelling and just having the best time! my entry for the letter “e” … http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/frizz-e-eternal-life/

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  4. Your guitar playing is wonderful.

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  5. Every time I visit your blog I hear your playing then look in the corner at my guitar and go “Someday I gotta learn how to play it” Great tone on that guitar.

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  6. HI Frizz,
    I love Eight Days a Week–takes me right back to my childhood!
    If you don’t mind a reblog, here is E for England!
    http://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/where-are-we-wheres-walter-and-where-is-that-fleeting-moment/

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    • hi Naomi,
      you amused me very much with your storytelling – my favorite fragment (better than any ghost fiction, because it’s hard reality):
      ~
      “When we came to a particularly low bridge, he warned us to duck. As we passed under, he pointed out the groove worn into the center stone by the heads of boatmen not quite fleet enough, at least when it came to ducking. How many times, I wondered, would you have to smack the back of your head before you caught on? And how many boatmen had it taken over the centuries to wear a grove in the stone?”

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  7. One of my fab 4 favorites. Your version takes the cake!

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  8. I love elephants – make me think of my mother because she had a collection of them. Mine also features an elephant – http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/elephant-on-exquisite-egg/

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  9. Hello there!
    Just wanted to stop by and say I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blog Award!
    Also wrote something under your blog link to say thanks 🙂
    I hope you like it!
    – Thay

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  10. vastlycurious.com

    EEE- Wheeeeeee- http://wp.me/a2dwKf-Df

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  11. yes thanks frizz for your weekly challenge … i do enjoy it! your elephants are wonderful, and eight days a week sounds great!!! E took me back to El Questro Gorge http://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/enjoy-el-questro-end/ but i was also thinking of Eclectus parrots, so maybe i will do another entry later 🙂

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    • must be a wonderful challenge – we had a similar climbing trip once in Spain – it was interesting, to meet those people at the end who managed to come through …
      – “…gradually becomes narrower until you reach the halfway point, where it is totally blocked by an enormous boulder…”

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  12. Aren’t those little ones just the cutest things, hugged up close against the adults!! The song that I thought of was, “Elephant Walk” (I think that’s it–might have been part of a movie theme, though I can’t tell you the movie title/stars). See you later with homework, Frizz…

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  13. Love this song, and love the way you’re playing it. One of your best for sure.
    I already prepared a post. Last week when you presented the DDD Challenge, I had the fore-vision (is that a word in German?) – foresight I suppose – to make a bold leap of logic to consider that E would be the next letter. So I started working on it. E for Energy and Ellington again.
    http://bumbastories.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/energy/

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  14. I can’t complain, Frizz, because I love elephants… but I was expecting existentialism… curious about how you would portray that in a picture.

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    • Shalom Shimon,
      of course I’ve written already about existentialism –
      https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/existentialism/
      – and my duty was, to find one portrait of a majestic existentialist and one of a nervous, fearful existentialist:
      1
      A sentinel Alpine Chough on the lookout
      photo by Ben Visbeek, Amsterdam
      +
      2
      https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/horror-horreur-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D8%B9%D8%A8/
      +

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      • Shalom Shimon,
        I wrote about Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, Jaspers and Buber – you can find the articles in my book
        fragments and feedbacks, June-2013 US $12.10
        – but it is very difficult to get attention with such stuff in a blog. So I decided to have my focus on interaction (interaction, an idea of Martin Buber!) – and to feature other photographer’s findings, thoughts, comments …
        P.S.:
        you wrote:
        this is a beautiful picture… and I believe it is apt to the subject. It radiates the sort of presence that I would choose to illustrate existentialism. But I wonder… with all due respect for your work as a collector, and administrator of your fine group. whether it wouldn’t be more appropriate for you to ‘meet the challenge’, so to speak, with work of your own. I understand that you have published a book, and I have seen some of your own fine photos that you have captured. When I thought of the letter ‘E’, I was hoping to see some of your own work regarding existentialism.
        ~
        P.S.:
        my actual reflection on Existentialism: main part of this philosophy is to focus on courage (and not to get overwhelmed by ANGST). Maybe it is a question of courage for Israel, to follow some wishes of the people of upcoming Palestina: to give them West Jordan Land and parts of Jerusalem demands a lot of courage and trust. I’ve heard about some Israelis who try to respect Palestina: those are good existentialists in my eyes … – what do you think about the chance of those new started negotiations?

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        • P.S.:
          maybe you realize, that West and East Germany were manipulated to hate each other like North and South Korea. Than the people ignored the propaganda of their administrations and joined! Existentialism also means the risky step into individuality, ignoring the point of view of the common crowd, news magazines, official political statements…

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          • there is no charismatic Nelson Mandela for Jerusalem in sight. Image a government in Jerusalem with two presidents (from former Israel AND from Palestina) doing the will of a mixed parliament (50% from Israel, 50% from Palestina): that’s the situation in united Germany (and was in South Africa). As an atheist I can watch only with irony the strange clash of religions world wide. Sunnits and Shiits are killing each other in Syria or Egypt or Iraq. My opinion: religion out off politics (as in France)!

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            • I have to jump in & say I love the direction Shimon pushed for the letter “E”, and the resulting thoughts and images: the crow – “majestic existentialist” – yes! – and the cat video – wow, fantastic! And then your subsequent thoughts…and Shimon’s…etc. (Nothing wrong with elephants either!)

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  15. Poor elephants. They disappear like tigers (there only 3200 wild tigers in the world….and more than 5000 in USA in zoo and rich (stupid) people’s houses)

    http://translate.google.fr/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=http://icezine.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/massacre-des-elephants-en-afrique-plus-que-de-la-protection-animale/

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    • we had a report in German TV, that one African state now gives more money to the elephant killers if they protect the elephants as wildlife guards, than the idiots from Asia usually give them for ivory. It seems to fit a little …

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  16. E-eager, enlightening, exemplary, exotic, entrepreneur … Elephant best 🙂 … Love them. Great photo and video … and good music as always, Frizz.

    Happy days. Be well …

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  17. I used to love playing this song when I was a child – I guess I’m going to have to start playing it again because the parrot loves it. She has chosen this is as her new song to practice.

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    • hi Cynthia, with a exercising eight days a week your parrot maybe becomes successful – good luck to her!

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      • “…We calibrated flight instruments, oscilloscopes, signal generators, lots of cool gadgets. My favorite was spectrum analyzers…” – I was searching for your parrot who whistles the Beatles song “Eight Days A Week” – but I found this – for sure you worked there 8 days a week with all your energy!

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  18. Elephants are such beautiful creatures! For this week’s challenge “E” i chose “eleven”. I had a little help from my beloved husband. Here is the result: http://goomfh.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/eee-challenge/

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  19. Amy

    Enjoyed the photo, video, and music. Elephants are sensitive fellow animals… Thank you for the beautiful post!

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  20. writing this EEE piece has been v. exhausting. Hope you like it
    http://t.co/NnfMAYY94b
    Thanks for the prompt!

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  21. I always love your added finger style melodies when you post. It helps to cheer the reader. Thanks for that.
    I am still in there with the challenge. I have stayed with nostalgic and it has helped me to find more relevant posts for you. Hope you enjoy this one as much as you have the others. ELEPHNATS … just saw some at the circus with my grandkids. MMMmmm …. they are BIG….!!!!!!
    Toodles,
    Isadora

    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/egg-cream-please/

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    • you have a wonderful, yes perfect blogging concept, Isadora, “manifesting thoughts” “inside your mind”! Soothing and logically, that you’ll not forget your childhood egg creams!

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  22. Great entry. Here is mine. The Empire State Building. http://wp.me/p23TG1-33v

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  23. Late for the party again! I need to come back and read everyone’s entries. Here is my E: http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/e-is-for/

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    • dear Angeline, and as a nurse case manager working in Disease Management you’ve looked into the bottom of so many (desperate?) souls through the door of their eyes…

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    • such a sweet little helicopter, makes me blue: I’m jealous, that I can’t fly like him! or her?

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      • But you can write…And play guitar….I bet he/she would be more jealous about that!!! I can imagine: you playing and he/she just hanging around, listening to the music, and languidly moving his/her wings!!! 🙂

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        • at least my cat runs to me, leaving even her best hide, if she hears, that I begin to play guitar again. She is so attracted by guitar playing as if she had smelled crab, tuna or raw chicken meat! Dogs have the opposite effect. Like guitar-playing on my wife. She likes opera.

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  24. Being on the West coast has made me Extremely absent-minded! Please have a look at
    http://acrossthebored.com/2013/08/03/eee-challenge/

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