Solitary Monkey


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I met this thoughtful fella in Rishikesh in Northern India.

As he sat quietly – delicately balancing – watching the world move around him – his posture and expressions were simply too 'familiar' not to anthropomorphize.

I often feel like I imagine this monkey felt.

Like – I'm quite alone on this precarious edge, watching life speed unflinchingly by. All I can do is hang on tight and keep watching, knowing the world won't pause simply because I'm feeling too spent to keep up with its dizzy spinning.

The best I can hope for is a good view whilst I wait for things to slow down.


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Woohoo!! We got you to post!! Awesome shots!! I can’t wait to travel to India one day. Hopefully my pictures can turn out half as cool as yours.

19.07.2019 02:20
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you DID! No small feat, that. I promise, I'll try to post more often. I really, really will try.

ps – I'll wait to upvote your comment until the airdop is fixed, 'caaaauuuuse...my vote is worth ZIP at the moment.

19.07.2019 02:22
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Yeah, sometimes, waiting for the craziness to slow down is about all you can do. Chasing after it is just way too tiring.

19.07.2019 02:42
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ain't that the truth! ;)

19.07.2019 03:17
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I never find these stray monkey so beautiful before...I think there is some magic eye behind those lenses

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19.07.2019 03:33
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Thank you, friend. :)

Indeed; there's a magic that flows between my eye and my camera that is as surprising and fulfilling as it was several decades ago. I'm grateful to be doing what I'm meant to be doing on this planet. <3 Thanks for noticing.

19.07.2019 05:40
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Glad I found the magic👍

19.07.2019 05:51
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zippppyyyyyyy... I LOVED seeing your name float by as I was scrolling through my feed just now. I did a happy dance in my heart.

I understand your thoughts about this little monkey.. seeing the world go by, behind the bars. As I say that I think of Elliott Smith and his "Between the Bars"...

Now I want to watch that video. I will put it here for you too. My favorite video on YouTube. Like THE favorite. If they did a tally of how many times I've watched any video, this one would 100 percent be my most watched.

Love love love ya.. Keep posting. ♥

♥- serena

19.07.2019 05:15
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My TWIN!! I'm so glad to know I inspired a happy dance in your cutiepie pants! The image of that makes me giggle and grin! :)

Do you know that this is one of my all time fave songs....like EVER? Have we talked about this before? I feel like we have. Did you cover it waaaay back when?? Or did I just dream of such fabulous magic? If it was just a daydream........please do that. Make my dreams come true.....

I lurrrrrv yooouuuuu. <3

19.07.2019 05:46
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Ha ha.. you’re the cutie pie... we did talk about it.. we both are kinda obsessed with him... I did cover that song a lonnnng time ago. I can’t watch the video anymore because it makes me cry, because the sweetest cat I ever shared my life with is in it, tapping me on the shoulder with her paw as I played, trying to get my attention. It makes me want to go back in time. She lived 17 years ❤️

19.07.2019 11:23
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19.07.2019 07:42
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19.07.2019 12:22
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love that little guy ... makes me want to bring home to keep Hobo company LOL ... not

19.07.2019 12:22
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Ha! That's a pretty damn adorable visual, though! Maybe they'd be best buds. ;)

19.07.2019 22:04
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Look at this cool little dude! :D

19.07.2019 21:52
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He's pretty darn cute, idn't he? :)

19.07.2019 22:48
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Awww what a sweet lil monkey. So beautiful Zippers.

20.07.2019 05:43
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CUTE monkey, & he looks sleepy <3 :) nice pictures

20.07.2019 21:13
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Hello, I've heard tales of your monkey all over the world.

No but these are nice photos! I wish there had been a classic portrait photo of the monkey too, but monkeys don't always do them. As sad as it is.

20.07.2019 21:20
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Wow... so COOL. What a series of shots, @zipporah

Thanks for sharing on @pypt #pypt

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29.07.2019 19:48
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Like – I'm quite alone on this precarious edge, watching life speed unflinchingly by.

So well said. Yep! Keep hanging on, eh? ;)

26.07.2019 05:42
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We are so glad that you are back with your 'monkey shines' in PYPT once again! You have definitely been missed! 🙌

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