Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Monkey Day

Have you heard of the three monkeys?  

Carved on a stable housing sacred horses at Tōshōgū shrine in Nikkō, Japan, the monkeys embody the principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil." The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. 

Sometimes there is a fourth monkey depicted with the three others; the last one, Shizaru, symbolizes the principle of  "do no evil." He may be shown crossing his arms. Imagine another with a pen.

Creative Write: Take the monkeys with you today. 
How will they advise you during the day's challenges and choices? What if you tease them into mischief? Do they get you into trouble?  Does one protect you just in time? Write your adventures.

Have fun with your monkey day!

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