RESCUING THREE MONKEYS
Look what I found in the dumpster?
(People throw out the most amazing things.)
It's the "three wise monkeys."
(See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.)
A rotating table base.
It's huge. It's heavy. It's mine.
Not sure where it's going . . .
maybe at the front door . . .
to give it a spin as I come and go.
These famous monkeys are hugely popular
in Japanese culture and religion (Koshin folk rite),
and symbolize the value of "being of good mind."
Interestingly, western culture has a different take
on this monkey business . . .
a way to deal with impropriety
by looking the other way.
I say let's keep things positive,
and be of good mind.
(Or at least try.)