Liked the monkey and the quote by Mr. Fox (his movies too). The latter part of the verse in Micah is in a recent song and really stuck in my head – good plan for living as well. Been having trouble posting and commenting from here at the daughter’s in Tennessee. ec
jim, I don’t recall anyone asking you to sniff, but whatever. I may have posted a monkey shot once before, for Closet Metro, I believe. But it is true, I usually reserve the monkey shots for email. Ahem, now, an announcement:
Attention, Middle School Students! I wanted to post the quote that I have selected here today. I could not think of a photograph to accompany it. I did find one of an adolescent male in one of my Sunday School classes, with a toilet plunger stuck to his head, but I do not have his consent. Then I found this one, from last winter, when LG and I were wishing we were at the beach, having a picnic. We decided the monkey wished she were at the beach, too, and you see the result of our play time. That is the extent of the monkey business. There was much giggling while we created the tableau and shot the photoshoot, and there was certainly none of the behavior that is being displayed by you hooligans here today. Thank you for your attention. hmmmmph.
karen, I hope you’ll photograph your snowMEN.
lawbrat, that is a very optimistic point of view. Good for you. And I really don’t want to know anymore. I’m with Michael J.
william, ahem, young man, why are you coming into my home this morning using vulgarity and accusing me of falsifying scripture references? Do we need to have a little talk? If you’ll look carefully, you’ll see that the monkey’s HAT blocks out the sun. And Micah is a mighty fine little book, and ohyesyouDO need to read it more often.
Your monkey might of been just a tad scandelous in that pink bikini but the hat saved the day and turned her into festive and ready to say, Hello world, I am fabulous, I am monkey, I am ready to talk about those banannas I have tucked away..
I’m sitting here this morning with sunlight spilling through the window, so I click over to here to see what was up. I see that your Monkey and You are both seated and for that I THANK YOU!!!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go sit in the sun, maybe go for a walk, take some pictures so I remember what it looks like, you know, for when the sun goes away again. I can’t expect you and the Monkey to stay seated permenantly. That wouldn’t be right.
A cute little monkey at Susie’s place. On a Sunday no less! And if I may, I must tell a story.
Back in my church camp days, a guy who could play the guitar taught us a tune to sing with Micah 6:8. It stayed with me inside my ears all this time.
So, DoF and I are at a great restaurant and the hostess is running around like crazy, and there’s family with two littluns waiting beside us for a table in non-smoking. Little guy about age 3 with huge brown eyes comes over and says “Hi, my name’s Micah”. His mother, already tired of minding the boys, allows him to talk to these strangers. So I, the daycare teacher, asked him if he knows there is a Micah in the Bible. At his nod, I asked if that is who he is named for? Well, no, he is named for his Uncle Micah. Ohh, then you don’t know the song? Both boys shake their heads. And I, having years of experience of acting like a nut to keep youngsters from wrecking the place, begin to sing “He hath shown thee….” My voice ain’t great, but that is a song I learned in my youth, so I managed. All the folks in entire front area of the restaurant were captivated. When I was done, little Micah asked if I know any other songs. So I started ABC, and my husband joined me, and of course, both little boys. Heads were craning in the dining room, wondering what was going on out front. The hostess hurried back to her station and got names in order again. Pretty soon we were eating. But Micah is one of my favorite books, and names, and songs ever since. And now I have another little monkey to remember.
ern! Bite your tongue! Wasting time? I think NOT 😉
kranki, why thank you; I trust your judgment 🙂
thanks, maven! I do, too, I’m very happy about it 🙂
mrsDoF, that is a delightful story, thanks for sharing it. I wonder if your song is the same as mreddie’s. Your story makes me think of my little brown-eyed boyfriend with the frekkin’ donkey water, last summer 🙂
shoshie, I love it, too. And I’ll bet you’ve never before in your life said, “That monkey’s bra is crooked,” and you may never say it again. Savor the moment, Shosh.
bucky, your concern is touching. It touches me deeply. So very deep– *ahem* Where was I? Oh, yes, we are aware of the dangers, and we do have rules here. No sharp things near the monkey. Or something like that.
ssnick, thank you for the blessing. Now please pass the mashed potatoes.