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The Monkey Heart [1]

On Sunday, while sitting above the waves, these (unedited) lines occurred to me:

She no longer had a heart; it lay deep beneath the ocean waves. She had not forgotten her heart, but she would no longer recognize it, now encrusted with white coral, its atria home to ribbonfish.

Then, on Monday, I had a cyst removed from my inner thigh, a cyst I always called my "egg" for the size and shape it had beneath my flesh. But when the surgeon cut it out and held it up to show me (yes, I asked to see it), "A heart!" I exclaimed to myself. "It looks just like a monkey heart."[2]

The one thing has nothing to do with the other, but it is odd how our minds work and give us ideas, images, or snippets that  resound with us across days or weeks in totally different contexts.

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[1] Yes, I know that is not a monkey in my icon; it's a maki (lemur) from Mayotte, but it is the closet thing I have. :P
[2] I actually don't know what a monkey heart looks like.
[3] Yes, I know there is no 3 above, but frigg, you are not getting a picture of the incision. Just because J shared his doesn't mean I have to. :P
[4] khiemtran the prostetic spit testicles will be another operation. :P

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asakiyume
Jun. 27th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
Fourth footnote for the win :-)

Are you going to send your monkey heart down into the sea to make a home for ribbonfish?
mnfaure
Jun. 28th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
You know, if they hadn't kept it for analysis, I would have!
frigg
Jun. 27th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
lol...and here I was expecting you to post a photo of your "inner thing" for all to see. ;)
mnfaure
Jun. 29th, 2012 10:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, the whole, "right on the crease" of my crotch* pretty much assured that that was a photo that would never be taken. :P

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* That is such an icky word, i think.
khiemtran
Jun. 28th, 2012 08:44 am (UTC)
[4] I hope at least they'll do both at once...
mnfaure
Jun. 28th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
I shall insist! No lopsided spitting from moi!
kara_gnome
Jun. 28th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC)
Funny, funny post, on so many levels!

Glad the cyst is taken care of, it's nice when these things are over, monkey hearts not withstanding ;p
mnfaure
Jun. 28th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm just a little sad that they kept the heart. :P
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