Blue Monkey celebrates the active imagination of a child’s mind, right before the development of heavy cognition and mental hijinks move us incrementally out of our hearts. As the trickster, Blue Monkey is the teaching of laughter, shape-shifting illusion and living life as a game instead of hard labor. Its passage is a portal into playfulness and theatrical show. We can feel ourselves swinging from the trees, return to childhood monkey bars, and not want to plan harvests but just grab fruit from the vine as we soar by.