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  • But what will happen next? What will happen? Asked the cross-eyed monkey to the owl. The owl spoke slowly: why do you need to know? Why can’t you wait until tomorrow? Why must we talk of this in the middle of the meadow and expose ourselves to the hungrier beasts? Because it is my nature to keep talking in the meadow, and it is the constant talking that keeps me from thinking about tomorrow, mumbled the cross-eyed monkey.

    The owl stood still - her clock and drama very different from the monkey’s - then, in a flash, poked out the monkey’s eye. The monkey, screaming, asked: why did you do that? The owl replied, so that you can start focusing on today, to think about tomorrow. The monkey, one-eyed and deafened by its own screams, persisted: but what will happen Νow?

    The owl, flying away from the meadow, spoke to the wind: Nothing will happen, unless you stop talking. Nothing that hasn’t already happened. But at least you’re no longer cross-eyed.
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