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May 17, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Catching True, Blue.

Woman steering vintage car. May Allison, 1921 Phototplay mag./, artist life/

“You really want to risk doing that? (USPD/

I want to be the Crazy Cat Lady – without the cats. (Can’t herd them and talk about ankle biters…)

Out there in the ozone.

Invisible in the crowd.

Brushed by in a hurry without even a glance.

In other words, free.

Easier now than ever before with most obliviously huddled over tiny screens, while their device, coy like a striptease artist, gives a little peek making them want more. (Who made them smart? Even more interesting, tell me which is the “them” in that last sentence?)

The Un-phoned and The Watchedless live life true blue and cooly uncrowded. (Shhh. Don’t tell.)

Not sure why people worry others will think lesser of you for that.

As if any of those people actually matter.  

It’s your life. Take it back. 

Might stumble across others happily doing the same.

You wouldn’t have to mumble or carry an armload of cats unless a smart one levels a gaze at you.

That tends to back them off.

Oh, I know you have things to do. Demands on your time. Important tasks.


Que será, será.

Me, I have plans, too. With the blues:

  • Waves Galveston’s Vintage Beach Revue, 2019. Splash Day waves of the human and watery kind
  • Moon  A seasonal Blue Moon, May 18, 2019, won’t really look blue to you
  • Light   Blue light, not delight. LED lighting may damage eyes and disturb natural sleep rhythms
  • Flight  Solar powered Lightsail 2 launching into the blue in June on Space-X Falcon Heavy

Timely, that.

Cool Cats, not so crazy, after all.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge


Leave a Comment
  1. Maggie Wilson / May 17 2019 8:08 am

    Oh man, that’s right. The moon is full. Battle stations, everyone!


  2. Pix Under the Palm Fronds / May 17 2019 11:09 am

    Solar sailing sounds interesting and you can’t turn turtle like with a sailboat. I want to live life cool and uncrowded… I think I’ve been doing that for years. People don’t like that. My cell phone sits at home alone, a lot. I don’t miss it. BUT, I think I’m getting plenty of blue light from staring at my laptop trying to stay ahead of WordPress! I enjoyed your links!


  3. Ally Bean / May 17 2019 1:26 pm

    Happy Weekend to you. As one who is happy to embrace the concept of being un-phoned, I shall be doing so for the next couple of days. Suppose anyone will miss me? 😎


  4. shoreacres / May 17 2019 2:11 pm

    Speaking of cats, Grumpy Cat died today. Even the New Yorker acknowledged it with a cartoon — Grumpy with a downturned halo. Sigh. I did enjoy that cat.

    The watch-list vs. the watchless: love it.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 17 2019 6:18 pm

      Grumpy was the grouchy that made people smile. We’ll miss that one.
      Time to shift into those endless summer dazes. No annoying device interruptions allowed. Thanks and sand on!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Kate Crimmins / May 17 2019 2:45 pm

    Natural sleep rhythms? So that’s what’s wrong with me! 🙂


  6. colonialist / May 18 2019 1:25 pm

    This is a blue moon? Hit the panic buttons! All those things that happen on one are about to!

    Liked by 1 person

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