Monkey Boy


I went to the zoo the other day. There I saw some playful, chattering lemurs. Suddenly I understood where Monkey Boy’s stolen tail and squeaky voice had come from and why it felt so natural to call him Monkey Boy. Unless something more sinister was afoot, his mother had been doing some ethically questionable monkeying around (ahem) with the gene pool. Mystery solved. Sigh of relief…maybe.

And then yesterday morning, purely by coincidence, I finished both Adriene’s 30 Day Yoga Camp and a Headspace 10 day guided meditation on Change.

Things are changing, in some good ways and some bad. Change is rarely easy. It’s unfamiliar, scary, invasive, sometimes violent but it’s also the thing that keeps the heart pumping and the synapses snapping. And like warm cake fresh from the oven, daily yoga makes everything better. Overall, there is stasis. The good is counterbalanced by the bad and vice versa. I keep making efforts to tip the scales toward the former. So to that end, here are some positive thoughts:

The sun is shining
the sakura is about to blossom
and the oatmeal isn’t lumpy.


3 thoughts on “Monkey Boy”

  1. I love this post. Change is the only constant, it is the only thing we can ever be sure of. It is inevitable. Like love, and knowing we are worthy of it, actually believing it. That is the hard one for me.
    The Sakura are beginning their miraculous journey here, and the oatmeal isn’t lumpy. Thank you for this post, and Happy Spring!

  2. I’m glad that the mystery of Monkey Boy is resolved! Hope all the good changes that are coming are big enough to make the bad changes seem very small by the end!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Sony. This is indeed a period of transition. I’m trying to look at it as a fresh start. Onward and upward!

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