Anniversary to the Initial Founders of our Wise Monkeys Collectors Group. It
was 20 years ago this weekend that we first got together in St. Louis. Having
never met each other and only knowing of one another through our Ebay bidding
monikers, about 40 of us, representing 14 US states and 4 countries came
together to share our interest in and our collections of our Wise Monkeys
fellows. We've met nearly each of the past 20 years, have formed some
remarkable friendships and learned a lot about the history of this
fascinating "No Evil" adage that has lived for several
knew...we'd still be communicating 20 years after our initial meeting?
knew...we'd still be collecting these fellows because of some enduring passion?
knew...we'd be wrestling with the question "What to do with our
months ago I presented a proposal for distributing our collections and
spreading the wisdom of the Wise Monkeys throughout the world.
Bolstered by your reception of my idea, I have been putting together a plan
so we can actually make it happen. Barbara Kryvko has been so gracious
in offering her time and expertise to create a Facebook page for us. I
still want to make a few tweaks and will plan to share with in the next
couple weeks you how you can participate in this international Wise Monkeys
INSPIRE Challenge. The goal is to help reduce our collections by
distributing pieces randomly in our communities with a message that will help
spread goodness, kindness and positive energy around the globe. A great
way to utilize our fellows toward a positive mission.
I hope you
are all well and will celebrate our special anniversary this weekend by
remembering to See No Evil, Hear No Evil and speak No Evil. In your
behavior, actions and words remember to See Beauty, Hear Goodness and Speak
"Shayna" Scribner, Ed.D.