Look For A Green Monkey!
Songwriting has always been the way I express myself. I’m a hopeless romantic and writing about my relationships has always been my main inspiration. After one very intense, amazing and tragic relationship ended, I knew that my inspiration was in place. It had ended with the door not quite shut. I felt that there was more to play out and still feel that way.
Anyway, my feelings were pouring out the best lyrics I had ever written and I was full of energy to write and record my first EP. I visualized holding my 5 track CD in my hand. I thought about how when I had it, the first thing I would do would be to send it to the guy who had inspired me. So many times during the creative process I wrote that letter with pure excitement, knowing that one day I would be able to do it. I imagined him opening it and how excited he would be, how it would ignite all of those amazing feelings once again.
Anyway, after a year, I had finally finished it. The day came when my CDs arrived in the post and it was an amazing moment. I started writing the letter I always knew I would write to him but something was wrong! I felt like it was the wrong time to send it! So I decided to wait till it felt right, but I asked the Universe for a sign to let me know when the right time was. The first thing that came to my head was “green monkey”! I was like ‘What the hell, brain?!’ But I thought ‘Right OK, when I see a green monkey I will send it to him!’.
Months went by and I got a new boyfriend. I moved to Australia with my job and everything was different but he was still in the back of my head. Work sent me on a trip to Adelaide and on the way back to the airport I decided to go to the Adelaide Show, which was basically like a big fair ground. I almost didn’t go but thought I might as well spend half an hour there. I played one of those games where you you have to throw a ball in the hoop to win. Guess what I won?
I won a green monkey cuddly toy!!!!!! At first I was laughing at the Universe. I just found it so funny that it had responded to me in this way. I said ‘OK, if this is real, show me 5 more!’ As I walked around the fair, I kept seeing green monkey prizes from the games! I saw more than 5!
Anyway, I wrote him a letter on the plane back to Sydney that day. It felt right. I wrote the story of how grateful I was for meeting him and that even though the feelings I had for him were both amazing and painful, he had inspired me to follow my passion and write my best songs yet. I knew the at the time, he was actually not in the country, so he wouldn’t get it straight away. I addressed it to someone else in his house to look after for him and said that there was no rush for him to receive it. A few days later my friend told me that he shared an old memory of me and him on his Facebook. I’m not friends with him on there anymore and I have yet to hear from him. But I absolutely know I will and I will keep you posted!