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February 25, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

What’s my line

line of clouds in blue sky (© image all rights reserved, Copyrighted, NO permissions granted )

Not from the Chattanooga choo-choo. (©)

Out of the blue, a line up.

A turbo charged duck wanting to impress the ladies.

The sky getting braces. (Everyone wants to put on their best face for Spring)

Stretch marks (The universe is expanding)

A band-aid ’cause there’s a hole in the atmosphere (From cow gas or rockets)

Fold on the dotted line for organic origami

Most likely a zipper.

Normal wash, rinse, and repeat for spring cleaning. (Does the sky turn itself inside out to avoid fading and lint lining to surfaces?)

While mouths that know are tightly zipped, that’s probably it: the illusive passage into the another dimension, a Counterpoint parallel universe, or even a time travel portal.

All that’s needed is to find the stairs.

Or a good trampoline (“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line,” according to Archimedes.)

That’s linear.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

And a few more thoughts along those lines:

  • “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.” (Steven Wright)
  • “Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.” (Steven Wright)
  • “If time is not real, then the dividing line between this world and eternity, between suffering and bliss, between good and evil, is also an illusion.” (Hermann Hesse)
  • “What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.” (Tennessee Williams)
  • “There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.”(Leigh Hunt)
  • “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” (Erma Bombeck)
  • “There’s a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at.”(Richard Pryor)
  • “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”(Arnold J. Toynbee)
  • “Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton) “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton)
  • “The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.”(architect/builder Antoni Gaudi)
  • “Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks.”(Mark Twain)
  • “Everything changes and, somewhere along the line, I’m changing with it.”( Song writer/singer Eric Burdon)
  • “It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.”(John Locke)
  • “The middle of the road is where the white line is – and that’s the worst place to drive.”(Robert Frost)
  • “A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.” (Paul Klee)
cloud formation in blue sky. (© image all rights reserved, copyrighted,. NO permissions granted)

Someone drawing the line. Those on that side of the lake get to wear cowboy boots and head to Rodeo Houston and those on this side get the beads and masks for Galveston’s Mardi Gras. The dilemma of dueling parties.(© image)







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  1. Ally Bean / Feb 25 2019 8:47 am

    Beautiful photo. You got a good line there. Archimedes would be thrilled.

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 25 2019 3:15 pm

      You know how in some places people run out to play in the first snow? It’s gotten like that with any bit of sun and blue sky around here. (Stormy, cold, and raining again)
      That was just the weirdest cloud yesterday. blog contents just lined up after that. Thanks for standing in line to comment

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  2. easyweimaraner / Feb 25 2019 8:49 am

    the line of richrd pryor could be my line when I’m on-line LOL

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 25 2019 5:04 pm

      The ability to laugh at yourself snd with others is a valuable social skill that should be cultivated in kids 3-6 yrs. If humans would learn some pack manners and lighten up over non-important things like canines, life might more congenial. Thanks for lining up here with a paw some comment

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  3. Curt Mekemson / Feb 25 2019 9:53 am

    Fun musings as always, Phil. My fav: “The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”(Arnold J. Toynbee)

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  4. LordBeariOfBow / Feb 25 2019 1:52 pm

    I like Tennessee Williams quote best,
    I thought at first when I saw this picture that it was a launch from The Cape that had gone decidedly wrong

    I trust the Galveston Mardi Gras is not the same as the Sydney Mardi Gras; our’s is a big parade of the homosexual and lesbian community that attracts many from places like San Francisco,

    I refuse to call homosexuals by the term they like. It is a lovely word that I/we can no longer use in it’s true meaning

    No longer can I be

    ” Happy and Gay
    The Laxette way1″.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Feb 25 2019 3:49 pm

      Oh, that clientele gets a whole different party day (- in New Orleans especially.) Galveston Mardi Gras is pretty much family oriented during the day with special children’s/pet parades for them….however the nights, watch out for crazy people and drivers.
      Infuriating how many lovely words/ older song lyrics/poems have become shelved because the meanings became so distorted.
      Great quote choice. Thanks for lining up a comment to leave here

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  5. Anne Mehrling / Feb 25 2019 5:39 pm

    “The sky gets braces.” I love that!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Spinster / Feb 25 2019 6:15 pm



  7. The Coastal Crone / Feb 25 2019 7:12 pm

    Loved your lines quotes. All I could think of was there are no straight lines in nature from some forgotten source.


  8. RKLikesReeses / Apr 1 2019 3:44 pm

    Ooo…so beautiful! And I lovelovelove that group of quotations. So much to gnaw on! 🙂


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