Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dear Hanuman,

I'm thinking about several things. Would you share your thoughts?
If you are a monkey, how do you know so much about people?
The world is such a big place. But we meet people who make it feel much smaller - in a good way.
If paying debts is living in the past, and paying cash is living in the present, wouldn't it be great to save for living in the future?

Thanks for your wisdom,

Dear AE,

In answer to the first question, I am monkey in form only. As a deity, I am privileged to know everything about everything. Impressive, isn’t it? Aside from that, monkeys know quite a bit about people, since people engage in a lot of monkey business.

Regarding your comment on altering the size of the world, I agree.  I myself have a talent for changing size at will. I once ate the sun by accident, having mistaken it for a mango. As an expert on issues of dimension and familiarity, I can vouch for the fact that a room can feel pretty cozy when people become expansive.

I am somewhat at a loss to answer your question about savings, although your suggestion seems prudent. I have never quite been able to grasp the idea of living in the past or future, since all time exists in the present, or at least in some cosmic proportion to space. Consequently starlight is always quite tardy, arriving light years after shining, thus contributing to our burgeoning stellar debt. You might be able to reverse the process by having starlight arrive before it shines, but there are some who say the eternal now only travels in one direction. One can cry over spilt milk, but there’s no putting it back in the broken glass. Living to save the future is also a nice idea.

Thank you for your comments. Keep those thoughts coming. Sometimes it helps to hang upside down.

Yours eternally, Hanuman the Monkey God

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