"And if we dare to look into those eyes, then we shall feel their suffering in our hearts."
I found this Vintage Happy Chimp toy by C.K. Japan at the thrift store and I knew with a mighty conviction of heart that the same God who had given me Amy Grant and the Left Behind series had not yet abandoned me.
Look at him, look him in the face
There is madness there, of course; but beyond it is the gravity and weariness of one who has witnessed the anguished passing of history; the fall of cities and the deaths of kings.
This monkey saw, and this monkey did.
I was disappointed to discover time had been unkind to him; the wretched creature had forgotten how to clap his little brass cymbals together.
And that is how he ended it, at a defiant impasse.
I decided to call in an intermediary.