Sunday, July 10, 2011

sucking the Monkey

  Back to the Monkey mind thing... been chasing my demons and falling off cliffs both in waking and sleeping. Is  This occurring to anyone else out there or  is it just me ?

Monkey Mind
a mind that jumps from thought to thought like a monkey jumps from tree to tree. The monkey mind is not content with existing in the present moment, but rather engages in the thoughts that pass through.

"Sucking the Monkey" 
If someone , suggests that you go and "suck the money", he or she may be only be suggesting that you go for a drink. In the Royal Navy, "sucking the monkey" was the surreptitious drinking of the purser’s rum through a straw forced through a small hole in the rum cask. Originally, sucking the monkey referred to drinking rum from a coconut through a straw.
Some have suggested that the three dots on the coconut resembled a monkey’s face. On other hand, the adjective "monkey" was used by sailors to describe almost anything small. A "monkey jacket" was a small jacket and a "monkey block" was a small block. A "monkey pump" was the quill or straw with which the sailor "sucked the money", be it a coconut or the purser’s cask. Which came first, the cocnut or the straw? It probably doesn’t matter.

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