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October 7, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Not so rapid response, team.

Woman standing by vintage car . 1899 (Bain News Service/LoC/USPD., artist life/

“Watcha staring at, buddy?” The car more classic than the 1899 traveling outfit.(USPD/

I know. She looks like Cinderella stole the long, wavy, car wash streamers and is attempting to pass it off as utilitarian chic on the way to the fancy dress party. (And slipped out with some WrestleMania footwear to boot.)

All in the attitude, always.

Honestly I feel like running wildly through a car wash tunnel right now. Sprinting through the suds and those flopping flapping fingers.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.” (Source)

A family member is facing a serious, unexpected, medical condition, so I may not be around much for a bit.

Recalculating, Reconfiguring.

I’m usually the one who steadies the boat. (No, RC Cat, Staff is NOT the comic relief!)

“The sun was shining on the sea,
      Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
      The billows smooth and bright —
And this was odd, because it was
      The middle of the night.” (Source)
Two woman talking to a man. 1920. (Film clip May Allison/Motion Picture Magazine/, artist life/

Gosh, darn. This’ll be fun.(USPD/

Will try to slip in to catch your blogs, maybe dash a note, if there’s time.

It’ll be a while before we really know how things stand. Day by day. For some time ahead.

Meanwhile remember: dance when you get the chance – and sing loudly even if everyone turns and looks. 

Now something to send you merrily on your way: Move over Beyonce!

(We remember when she was a little girl on a minor, outdoor stage at the rodeo.)

These local kids are worth a grin and a spin. Their parents seem more level headed than most…Music was supposed be for fun, for family, not for the stage. But gotta love the part when they were even younger with big sister and little brother rocking’ it in sandals on a sandy hill. Now with three albums and wide fan base, destined for bigger things the backyard. Smile along:

“Some of us are out of breath” … even if none of us are fat. (It’s that poem again.)
Keep in the rhythms, watch for the sleeper waves.
Hasta later
Phil, The Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge


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  1. susielindau / Oct 7 2019 7:18 am

    I’m so sorry to hear that! I’ll say a prayer for your family. Sending (((hugs)))
    My dad used to recite that poem from Alice in Wonderland!


  2. Kate Crimmins / Oct 7 2019 7:21 am

    I am so sorry. Wishing you the best. Hugs and prayers (and an opened can of tuna for RC)


  3. anotherday2paradise / Oct 7 2019 10:16 am

    Sending positive thoughts and wishes to you and your family. Loved the quotes and photos. 😘🤗


  4. marina kanavaki / Oct 7 2019 12:40 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that, Phil… I’m sending you and your family all my good wishes for a swift recovery. A smile is usually a great antidote to …’seriousness’. All well, may it be!


  5. Anne Mehrling / Oct 7 2019 4:55 pm

    I’m sending best wishes and hoping things will be better sooner than you think.


  6. Beth / Oct 7 2019 7:14 pm

    Wishing your family member a very speedy recovery so that they too can sing loudly and dance once more with you.


  7. Spinster / Oct 7 2019 9:05 pm

    Bless. Wishing you and yours the best during this time.


  8. shoreacres / Oct 8 2019 6:14 am

    Those sleeper waves are the worst, no question. We’re easing into real autumn, and I hope your family member can ease back into good health soon.


  9. Ally Bean / Oct 8 2019 12:56 pm

    Oh, I love these kids. Their talent shines through as does the joy of it all. Good attitude, I’d say.


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