Time to lighten up. Ease my flow. Change direction.
Lots of things cause my lips to curl up on the edges. The small bits are what I take the most delight in. Things like this. Meet Estela:
Zooborns had this to say about her:
Estela the Spider Monkey is now on view in Melbourne Zoo's Primate Nursery with her grandmother Sonja. Estela was abandoned at birth by her mother Sunshine, so Primate Keepers stepped in to provide 24/7 care to pull the tiny newborn through since her birth on January 17th.
Primate Supervisor Jess McKelson explains "Because Sonja didn't feed Estela, the baby didn't get the crucial protection against infection that comes from the colostrum in mother's milk. So the baby has been very prone to infection, and we have needed to keep her under quarantine conditions at times. But we have still placed a major priority on getting her acquainted with her grandmother, Sonya, so she can learn the behaviours that are natural to a Spider Monkey."
Ahhhh. Nothing like a tiny monkey making it through diversity to put a fresh spin on your old wounds.
Everybody send a wave of good vibrations to my sweet husband, Hud, today. He really could use some of the blog love, too. Thanks for all of it that you sent my way. Like my friend, Virgina said," It's like finding an extra cookie when you think you've reached the end of the box!"
*Go to the Melbourne Zoo's site to see updated pictures of little Estela!
I have no idea why the link won't work above so clink it down here, 'k?*