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February 19, 2016 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Neither here nor their.

Nature's reflection on computer hard drive. ALL right reesrved NO permissions granted. Copyrighted

Computer brained. Nature trapped by the hard drive. That’s life.©

What if, it was all illusion?

Only images in a cold game of chance.

Enhanced experiences available – with bits of coin or stardust.

Driving hard. Forcing the free of form, the organic in origin, over the cliff. Terminated. The messy cleaned. No more.

Would angels mourn?

Only the game maker knows.

System restore?

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” (Albert Einstein)

“What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.” (Woody Allen)

Reboot for re:fun.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

MFAH statue. all rights reserved. NO permissions granted. Copyrighted

If it’s all an illusion, that means them, too, right? Or are they the ones creating the code? If so, we now know who to blame as it didn’t translate so well. ©

Systems restored here:

hard drive with blue sky and All rights reserved. No permissions granted. Copyrighted

Recalculating. Sky blue is always at the top over the purple mountains? System crashes are so annoying.©



  1. marthaschaefer / Feb 19 2016 6:49 am

    I was always a view master fan. This is fascinating Phil!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 19 2016 6:53 am

      Everything old is new again – with improvements. Another example of how technology appears, then people slosh around and find a perfect use for it. Always a new door behind that new door. Thanks for adding to the views!

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Feb 19 2016 7:05 am

    Really hard keeping up…..

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 19 2016 8:39 am

      Simply dizzy. (But if this summer is the mosquito plague that is predicted, here’s a doozie of a way to travel?) Thanks for swirling in a comment


  3. Ally Bean / Feb 19 2016 8:07 am

    Oh this looks more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Who knew? Now if I ever get a smart phone…

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 19 2016 8:47 am

      Another win for Apple as an entertainment device. (My computer is not even up to speed for some of the virtual 360 videos on YouTube….but maybe the kids next door? Buy them off with forbidden sugar? HA HA) Thanks for gazing this way


  4. Littlesundog / Feb 19 2016 9:21 am

    I can’t seem to keep up with,and maybe it’s more that I have little interest in, some of these technological improvements. I know I don’t utilize my iPhone or iPad to their fullest. I’m still more likely to spend hours working outdoors with the same tools I’ve used for years. Somehow, those just feel good in my hands… and my brain is content not to be thinking one little thought while I enjoy nature. 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 19 2016 10:21 am

      Who need virtual reality when you’ve got farm? Tech is a useful tool for some jobs for certain situations – with the mosquito plague coming this summer, and travel warnings, many may be happy to see the world from a safe distance? Really impressed to see the hospital grab up something that can make a kid’s treatment/stay more understandable – it’s not just for entertainment but to witness the hospital halls, ORs, and places for treatments before actually starting. Later, it is purely for fun. Nice to see a new technology really finding a useful place instead of a life of short fads, then on the shelf.
      (But I’m not utilizing my devices to full potential either…matter of time to fiddle with them…maybe this summer when it’s too hot to breathe?) Thanks for plugging in a comment


  5. Carrie Rubin / Feb 19 2016 9:52 am

    My philosophical son likes to have these conversations of what’s an illusion and what’s not. It usually goes right over my head. 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 19 2016 10:23 am

      No doubt he, as a magician, has some unique views on illusions. Me? I think I paid too much for the carpet. Thanks for rambling along with a comment.


  6. D. Wallace Peach / Feb 19 2016 11:10 am

    Unanswerable questions, but excellent taking ourselves a little less seriously 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 19 2016 12:31 pm

      Is it possible to even recognize the answers if they show up? Humans are so much like the Budweiser Clydesdales. Good idea to cherish the hay and love the parades. (And I paid too much for the carpet….)
      Thanks for joining the laughter

      Liked by 1 person

  7. PiedType / Feb 19 2016 10:22 pm

    What a creative use of a hard drive!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 22 2016 10:50 am

      Artful collaboration of nature and machines.(And people said they couldn’t get along) Thanks for adding an insightful giggle


  8. Robin / Feb 20 2016 12:01 pm

    My head goes a little wonky when I start thinking about reality and illusions. I get lost in the space-time continuum. Love that use of the hard drive and yes, system crashes are very annoying.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 22 2016 10:53 am

      It’s a bit like “the universe has no beginning and no end”…you keep unfolding the box only to find another box to unfold, and another…wonky for sure. Thanks for spinning up a hard driven comment



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