Rarely am I overcome with fear like I was today. It wasn’t the fear that quickly gives way to thrill, like when you’re riding a roller coaster, but rather the fear that threatens to give way to panic that leaves you standing in one place, numb.
I was home alone and woke up from a nap to a loud boom! boom! BOOM! It is the season of sound-barrier-breaking fire crackers in this country, but it wasn’t that kind of a boom. It was the sound of someone (or, ahem, something) trying to break into the house.
I jumped up and slowly opened the bedroom door to peer through. I couldn’t believe it! There were 5 monkeys of varying sizes on our front balcony, all jumping around, throwing themselves at our windows and doors, and hissing. Fear–panic–standing in one place, numb.
I went back in the bedroom and shut the door behind me, assessing the situation. More boom! boom! booming! My heart was beating so fast. I knew they might come through the door. They are strong. My mind flashed to the bear that broke into my parents’ home last year while they were sleeping. I even thought about how insurance didn’t cover their damage from animals–ha!
Then, I did what any responsible person would do. I took a deep breath, grabbed my cameras and braved the living room, praying that God would keep the monkeys out of our house.
Obviously, I survived. I didn’t actually capture them pulling on the doors as it freaked me out every time. But I did capture these pictures and video.
Don’t let their cuteness fool you! They’re scary.
If you’re having a hard day and aren’t sure what to be thankful for, join me in being thankful that there aren’t monkeys in our/your living room.