Thursday, February 10, 2011

Beware the monkeys, love the monkeys

Despite the fact the we live three different lives in three different(ish) places does not erase the fact the we here at the Archives are often ALL subject to, as Matt puts it, "Monkeys." I'm not sure where the term came from, but as far as I understand it, a Monkeys Day indicates a day that is short on time and sanity and loooooooong on things to do. Moreover, those things to do involve activities like wrestling fish, herding cats and keeping worms in a wiffle ball. You know...monkeys.

But despite the need to take care of our wildlife world from time to time, we can be---or at least I am---comforted by the fact that all these wiggly things are giving us gobs of experience. If not experience, they certainly give us emotions and both of those things can give us something to write about.

So let's embrace those monkeys, people. Days that keep us away from writing can often make us better writers, right? If anything, they slowly get rid of that pesky thing called "sanity" and every knows that's like the writer's appendix. Interesting, but ultimately useless.

Happy Monkeys Day!

2 comments:

Keriann Martin said...

We all have those monkey days (some more often than others) and they help us to appreciate the down time that much more :D.

L. T. Host said...

OMG how did you know-- I've been trying to keep these worms in this wiffle ball for HOURS! *sobs* It's just not happening!

Hear, hear. Looks like we all had a monkeys week!