Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monkey Memoir

About two weeks ago I had a dream in the early morning waking hours to make some rhesus monkeys.  When I was a little girl my mother referred to the statue below and said that it was our family.  My little sister had not been adopted yet, so I was under eight years old. There are four monkeys huddling asleep.  I was the youngest so I was represented by the little one with its head down on the far right of the picture.
 She instructed me that we were animals.  We did not attend any church and I imagined she fashioned herself a Darwinian.

I was crazy about stuffed animals and these were part of my collection.

I think that the rhesus monkey is used for studies because it closely resembles humans.  These are to two that I made.  They are a little rough.  Mother and child.  I think it is sad that they are used for studies.  Science has them to credit for vaccinations, etc.  I think we owe a big thanks to the monkey!
They hang out at Tibetan Temples, so I discovered with my searches.

Below is monkey kitsch.


  1. Rhesus monkeys are an interesting kind of species, indeed. They've got smarts that are really worth noting and interacting with for humans. Monkeys are cool to be pets too, or at least as quirky attractions for us. In anyway, I'm glad to have found a person who is fond of them. Thanks for sharing that, Amy! All the best to you!

    Randal Barber @ Poggi's Animal House