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Are Dragons and Mermaids Real? Well, Maybe… Just maybe.

I just read an article on CNN about a monkey that they discovered in the Congo that has been identified as a brand new species.  Does that mean that the species didn’t exist a few years ago?  No, of course not… It’s just that this area of the planet has not been explored by scientists, so no one other than the “locals” new about them.

If you haven’t heard about this, click the link below.  If anything, just take a look at the picture to see how amazingly “human” this monkey’s eyes seem.  Then read below.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/12/world/africa/dr-congo-new-monkey/index.html

“Why the heck didn’t the locals tell anyone there was a brand new primate population in their backyard?” you might ask.

You look out the widow every day and see sparrows.  They are part of your everyday life.  You don’t have modern technology in your life.  You only communicate with the people around you… and they’ve all grown up with sparrows, too.  You have no idea that no one outside your village has never seen a sparrow.  (And maybe the sparrows fly away whenever one of those loud scary “car-things” drives into the village.)

It’s possible that there are TONS of species like this!  Can you imagine?

So, of course my demented mind started wondering.  Dragon and Mermaid lore came from SOMEWHERE.  Who’s to say that all those sailors were just drunk?  Who’s to say that dragons are not in the high uninhabited hills in China?

In one of my favorite movie lines ever:  “Just because you haven’t seen [a million dollars], doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.”

With the wonders of today’s technology, the idea that there are still species that “science” has yet to discover is extremely fascinating to me.

The truth is, that we DON’T know everything.  We HAVE NOT seen everything.  Isn’t that exciting?

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Book Review of “Monkey Island”

The Monomaniacal Middle Grade Reviewer Discusses Monkey Island

Teachers, listen to this, and explain to him why the education system puts kids through stuff like this.

I know when I was young, I didn’t like to read because everything handed to me in school was uninteresting to me. I’m SO GLAD my dad purchased a Fantasy novel for me on a whim one day!

Okay, any teachers out there?

Care to chime in on what he says?

Anyone else have an opinion?

Flash Fiction Friday – On Tuesday – The Pink Monkey

I’m a grown woman, a corporate executive—with a pink monkey in her office.  He hangs there from one arm, attached to my cubicle wall with a Velcro hand.  He stares at me with those goofy eyes.  He warms me inside.

Toys at work?  How unprofessional.

I smile.  It’s not just a toy.  It never really was a toy to me at all.  There is a heart embroidered on his belly, and he’s pink.  My favorite color.

My son won a prize at school.  “Pick anything you want.”

He saw that pink monkey, with a heart on its chest.
His mother’s favorite color.

He could have taken an airplane.  He could have taken a super ball.  But he picked up the pink monkey, and bought it home.

He gave it to me… for no reason.

“I love you Mommy.”

“I love you too, Baby.”

No, it’s not a toy.

The monkey stays.