On a day-trip today, I clicked this pic of a monkey and its baby.
I find it really adorable, the way monkey babies cling to their mothers. Reminded me of an incident.
When Puttachi was about two years old, we were watching a group of monkeys rampage around the trees of our neighbouring houses - from the safety of our barred balcony. The people who lived behind our house decided to light crackers to scare the monkeys away. A monkey mother with its baby were examining the contents of an upturned dustbin on a terrace, and as soon as the first cracker was lit, there was a pretty loud sound. The monkey baby jumped, sprang on to its mom and clung to her. At the same time, in a mirror-image action, Puttachi jumped, sprang onto me, and clung to me. The action was so similar that I was overwhelmed, while at the same time, I was laughing with amusement, and marvelling at how cute the entire thing was!