Our very own Becca Scharfstein took these photos during her visit to Panama.
The first gives me the opportunity to sing some Gwen Stefani to myself as I type B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Chiquita bananas, to be exact, carried on a passing container ship:
Next came a visit to Monkey Island off the Panama Canal:
Container ships figure prominently in The Great Immensity; the play takes its name from one such vessel. White-faced monkeys are less integral to the plot. Still, if we have established one thing over the course of our readings this semester it is that no one can resist charismatic megafauna.