E is for Elise
Elise was an eager young girl from Enniskerry in Eastern Ontario. She enjoyed reading and writing so much that she studied English at university. While on an exciting vacation in England one Easter, she met Eric. They went everywhere together and had an exciting time eating Easter eggs and drinking Earl Grey tea while visiting Exeter. They were so enamoured with each other that they decided to elope.
Eric took Elise back to his home in Essex where they bought an estate since Eric’s family were very rich. They lived an elegant lifestyle that had always been elusive to Elise.
Elise found the upper class life exhausting and extreme having to keep up appearances. Eric’s evil mother Ernestine made Elise’s life miserable at every opportunity. She thought Elise a commoner from the colonies and not good enough for her Eric. Elise’s usual excitement and energy eluded her. Each endless day became harder to endure and Eric did nothing to help her deal with his mother.
Eventually, Elise became enlightened. She decided she’d had enough of all this excessive elegance and snobbery. One day she was enraged by Ernestine’s harsh treatment and knew she needed to escape.
She decided to leave Eric and go back to Canada. Soon she got a divorce and Eric became her ex. Enough was enough! She married Ed, a childhood friend, who had an emu farm just outside of Enniskerry. They had three kids, Ed Junior, Evelyn, and Emma. Elise was ecstatic to have the extraordinary life she had always envisioned enfin! (French for at last. Hey, it starts with E!)
Writing this reminds me of that famous piece of music written by Beethoven, Fur Elise so I will include the Youtube video link just for fun. Such a lovely gentle piece in contrast to some of his stormier work.