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Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals by Carla Sonheim

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6 PROJECT Junk Mail Creatures Book

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A MONKEY MIND

This term refers to a mind that jumps from thought to thought like a monkey jumps from tree to tree—and is definitely a weakness when it comes to certain things.

(Seriously, is it really necessary for squeaky brakes, cat food, laundry, spiders, dead flies, deadlines, traffic, student drivers, walks, slow-runs, swims, showers, baths, and nail biting to cross my mind when all I want to do is write a simple paragraph intro for this chapter, for example?)

Weaknesses in our personalities and abilities can make our lives more difficult, yes. And yet, consider the following statement ...

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