Nitima has a great voice for this story! At about the third interruption, I thought, Goodness sakes, Monkeys, be still for a few minutes! Then, I laughed because I thought of my own little monkey mind—it does the same thing, only quieter, when I’m not careful. Later in the narration, I thought of how often we run around doing things and telling ourselves, I’ll be happy as soon as . . . And once we get that thing, like the monkeys, we race to get the next thing, assuring ourselves we’ll be happy when . . .