Seat belts, everyone! Yes, that was a Magic School Bus reference. Gamification before it was cool. Why make learning tedious when you can trick us simpletons into thinking it’s fun? There is a reason it’s so trendy these days…
For once I’m going to cut to the chase. Just a quirky, brief number today. I’ll share a bit of context afterwards but for now, enjoy!
“A Billion Little Simians”, October 10, 2018.
Those monkeys jumping on the bed
Ignorant notions we all dread
The idea of poor outcomes
Takes time to imprint in brain thrums
Snapped legs or the odd fractured spine
No way diminishes their shine
Mortality and truth of pains
Has yet to link with their live’s chains.
I can still just remember a time before I came to realize that doing reckless things can, and periodically will, lead to some degree of agony. Broken limbs, contusions, pulled muscles or ruptured whatever elses. Kinesiology is difficult enough to pronounce let alone comprehend for a child, that’s why it’s inevitable we all must touch the figurative stove ourselves. Not that you should permit your demented brood to continue bouncing upon the furniture. Realize though that not everything can be taught, some lessons are only taught through experience and, for the most part, pain tops that list. When the model is purely abstract- it holds no greater sway than a 100-year-old Redwood on a windless afternoon.
Why is any of this relevant in any way? How the frack am I supposed to know? I was just thinking about that lame monkey poem and here we are. How progressive though of the mom to take the child monkey to the doctor for a head injury. Concussions weren’t regarded as serious at the time…
Please join us again tomorrow, when Little Ms. Muffet sits on something of far greater lasciviousness than her tuffet. NSFW.
Thank you so much, as always, y’all are the wind beneath my things!
Happy trails and waggy tales!
A fractured mind held together by cellophane and some used tack.