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In love

In Love.

Love is patient, love is kind,
I'm in love with you.

It does not envy, it does not boast,
I'm in love with you.

Love is not proud, It is not rude,
I'm in love with you.

Love is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
I'm in love with you.

Love keeps no record of wrongs and does not delight in evil,
I'm in love with you.

Love rejoices with the truth, it always protects,
I'm in love with you.

Love always trusts, always hopes,
I'm in love with you.

Love always perseveres,
I'm in love with you.

Love never fails,
I'm in love with you.

a few thoughts from wednesday morning

In the monkeys flying report today, It's morning, and I’m looking out the window of the coffee shop. I’m drinkin some coffee and as I write on this page, the snow has started to fall. The coffee shop is a busy place. There is a buzz of voices humming around the room, along with the constant rumble of the milk foamer and the grinder. I like these sounds they are familiar and this coffee shop is as well. I am very glad though that I don’t work here anymore. It’s one thing to spend time in the cafĂ© sipping coffee; it is another to be the bar tender, too much stress for me.

I don’t like stress it has an adverse effect on the body. I get to see it first hand everyday, now that I’m a massage therapist. Stress makes people ill. It makes them unwell not just emotionally, but physically. When will this culture figure this out? Health care needs to start covering care that is maintenance oriented in its nature! If they would do such a thing, the cost of health care would drop dra…

The Journey of Waiting

In the monkeys flying report today, I was sitting at the coffee shop this morning reading the Hobbit when someone sitting next to me said he thought Tolkien was a boring writer. I think my response to him was just, “oh, ok.” He left the shop 10 minuets later. As I watched him leave, I wondered why he thought Tolkien’s writings were boring? I guess I should have pursued his comment further.

As I thought about what he said, I guess I could see what he meant. I love The Hobbit and the Lord of The Rings, but sometimes as I’m reading them I get bored with some parts. Tolkien is long-winded and wordy. He gets really descriptive and in most of those times he is talking about the details of the journeys his characters are taking. He goes into the images and language of the cultures, people and creatures in Middle Earth. His stories seem to be rich with the historical narrative of the world in which he created.

The more I read these stories, I think I tend to enjoy the “boring moments …

Singleness Awareness day!

In the monkeys flying report today it’s February 15th , the day after Valentine’s Day, also known as singleness Awareness day. I have always been a fan of Valentine’s Day ever sense I was a little punk. I have always known it as the day that my awesome crazy mom would leave heart shaped candies and baked treats around the house to let us know how much she loved us. On that day she would also make us a valentine’s breakfast. It was always a yummy day. My mom will always be my favorite valentine. When every other single person is having a depressing day remembering that they are, “alone and unhappy,” I am most of the time content and glad to spend the 14th of February celebrating the fact that singleness is good and I’m loving it. As I write this, I am of course aware of the fact that, though I’m so great with just me, there is and always will be in me, a desire to share my life with a husband. I would like to be a wife and mother very much. And so, until that time, I will, wit…

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." - The Fellowship of the Rings

In the Monkeys flying report today, a simple life would be a whole lot better if it were done in communities of people who were always near by, who were always in each others lives doing the same simple things of life together. If it were the case, maybe life would be simple but rich, maybe simple but never boring, maybe simple but never with out hope or dreams. Some of you are probably thinking, in each other's lives, that does not sound simple!! I'm guessing you are thinking this because well we are introverts, I do know this for sure, living in community is even healthy for us introverts.  We'll be the ones present but drawing a picture, or writing a story, or reading a book, or we will be quietly working in the garden taking in the still and quiet of nature. Lets all live in Communities of "good tilled earth"(The Fellowship of the Rings) Perhaps we should all build some hobbit holes. :)

Gray Fluffy Clouds

In The Monkeys flying report today, there is a load of rain being dumped on b-town as I type this blurb. The sun did make a show up in the waking ours of the day, but was soon replaced with a bunch of gray fluffy clouds that let fourth their cold heavy drops. Some times my heart and mind needs the rain, it needs the rain to match the emotion of my being. It was a good day, good fellowship and good food were present as was good friends and good work as well. Despite the good of the day, my mood was sad and tired, more than once the gray fluffy clouds in my mind brought warm heavy drops of rain to my eyes and pored down my cheeks. I miss the warmth of spring and summer I miss the sun but today I don’t wish the clouds away, I don’t wish for the ground to be dry and free of water, today I sigh in agreement.


In the monkeys flying report today, we learn that there are joys that come from living and doing the sometimes mundane tasks of living day to day. For instance the pleasure of having clean laundry which takes some time to do, but allows a person to do other house hold tasks at the same time, like mop the winter grim off the floors. (winter grime: The stuff that cakes on the floors when you walk through the front door, after a blizzard has hit the day before.) Other tasks to be done while doing laundry are, homework, dishes and listening to the new Hobbit soundtrack which I just down loaded off of iTunes last night. (love it!) Repositioning the view we have from our vantage point is difficult. How do we see past our own day to day tasks and lives? It's hard to see over a pile of,laundry,moping floors,going to a job and taking care of kids or pets or just being available to the people who's lives we are in. How do we have compassion for things that seem to be out of our cont…
In The Monkeys Flying report today, I am actually writing a post on one of my blog spots, Wow! This has not taken place in an age. That may be an exaggeration, but it has been a really long time. I think that part of the problem is that I don't know what to write about most of the time. I think the other problem is that I think if I just write what's on my mind who's going to care to read it. It than becomes a journal for no one but me. I already have a journal that no one but me reads. Well, it may be a journal, but, I am going to do my darndest to keep writing here. New Years resolution # 5, get in to the habit of writing, learn how to write better, and make a point to sit down once or twice a week to do it. I know that I can't get better at anything unless I sit down to actually practice. I have gone through a whole lot of my life wishing I could be as good at this or that as they are, all the while never doing anything about it. So in closing this report…