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August 4, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Bored stiffs

shadows of tree trunks on fence. (© image: copyrighted, all rights reserved, NO permissions granted

Good morning sunshine. Let me linger among my memories and dreams a moment longer. (© image)

Do fence boards get bored?

All lined up with no place to go.

Crammed together in a sort of involuntary servitude.

Do they have shadow dreams of what might have been?

Wooden know.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Shadows branching out across wooden fence. (© image : copyrighted, NO permissions granted, All rights reserved)

While some are content being an upstanding member of the community, some must long to stretch and flow with wind as they did when they were young. Content with life in a shadow world. (© image)




  1. umashankar / Aug 4 2019 7:38 pm

    Wooden know, indeed!


  2. Anne Mehrling / Aug 4 2019 8:44 pm

    Oh! The puns!


  3. Jane Dougherty / Aug 5 2019 1:45 am

    Of course they do. H(F)ence the expression, to be bored (board) rigid 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 5 2019 12:42 pm

      Splinters – of meanings full- are not thoughtful. HaHa (What if trees really do live in an alternative reality or dimension and just move really really slow…always suspected that of ancient oaks)
      Thanks for branching out with a comment


      • Jane Dougherty / Aug 5 2019 12:56 pm

        I think they do live, slowly and thoughtfully. If we knew how to communicate with them they’d probably be able to teach us a lot.

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        • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 5 2019 4:07 pm

          Ancient oak groves.
          A differing time rate is the only thing that explains some atmospheres/feeling around trees. Some, I think are far more able to be reached by them


          • Jane Dougherty / Aug 6 2019 3:03 am

            You’re probably right. Some people are more open to empathy with things that don’t look and behave like themelves in every particular.

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          • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 6 2019 10:21 am

            The more things change, the more they stay the same.


          • Jane Dougherty / Aug 6 2019 10:35 am

            Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr 🙂


  4. Ally Bean / Aug 5 2019 4:59 am

    Do bees be? Do bears bare? And now, in the tradition of Moonlighting [with Cybil Sheppard and Bruce Willis] you give us: do boards get bored? Happy Monday and thanks for the laugh.


  5. Kate Crimmins / Aug 5 2019 7:17 am

    At least they hold each other up! Friends to the end.


  6. The Coastal Crone / Aug 5 2019 12:23 pm

    I wooden know either. I put up Talavera art on my fence to make them feel a part of the decor.


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