Albion, Art, Trickster

‘God’s Creation’?…

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Before Monkey… Was primal chaos… The four worlds… Formed again… And again… As endless eons wheeled… And passed… Without purchase… Time… The moisture of earth… And the powers of the sun… All worked upon a certain rock… Which became magically fertile… That first egg… Was called thought… Elemental forces… Caused the egg… To hatch… From it… Came a stone monkey!… It is somewhat sobering to note… That although still stone… Monkey… Runs… And jumps… And moves… And fights… Like a normal monkey… Albeit, with many an anthropomorphic trait… Like speech!

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The fertile stone egg… Looks like nothing more than… A hand grenade… And the monkey… Which explodes… In a star-shape from it… Is decidedly… Furry… The monkey suit… resembling… What we would now regard… As a man in a ‘onesy’… But, hey… Those of us brought up on… Flash Gordon… And Doctor Who… Are unlikely to quibble… Too volubly… In some of the fight sequences… The Demons… Break their limbs… And their weapons… When striking Monkey… Because… He is stone… Even though… He no longer… Looks… Or moves… Much like stone… Cunning, huh!…

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Whatever… The merits… Or otherwise… Of this late… Interpretation… Of a late iteration… Of many of the pre-religious… Folktales… Of an ancient culture… It is re-assuring… To be informed… That the ancient folk… Can agree… On at least… One thing… Stone… Was first… And, moreover, stone… Then… As presumably… Now… Was… And therefore still is… Capable… Of movement… Whether we regard this… As due to a simian… Animating spirit… Or indeed… To the agency… Of our ancestral… Forerunners… Which according to some… Amounts to the same thing… Matters… Not a jot!…

 

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