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December 31, 2021 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Fly by. No joke.

New years card from Russian Empire. before 1917. (USPD, artist life/

“Yes, it bugged a lot of people. Who suspected repeated mRNA vaccine boosters would have the side effect of being unable to enjoy parties and fancy drinks? Least of our worries now. But at least the apparel supply chain isn’t an issue anymore.”(New Years card. Russian Empire before 1917./USPD/

May old complaints be forgotten

And people learn to laugh at themselves once again 

May old one-sidedness vanish from conversations

And all try to be friends 

Happy New Year, 2022

from Philosopher Mouse (Staff) and

Molly Malamute

(Resident Royal Canine of The Realm. “It’s my Realm and I’ll title myself as I want to…that is all right Staff? Who do I ask about this leadership stuff? It’s not in the guide. Commons sense? Now there’s wishful thinking for the New Year. My first proclamation should include something like “Onward with clear eyes and proud paws parading as one” Yep, that’s a start.”)

Boy with New Years pig. Dansk nytårskort fra 1911 (USPD, artist life/

“Look, I did not tromp all this way in the cold and snow for nuthin’. Someone at this address ordered a lucky pig and a big bag of New Years’ luck – and here it is. No substitutions and no returns. You wanted it, now take it, and get on with it. Cheers.”  (New Years card by Dansk nytårskort fra, 1911 /USPD /


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  1. Helen Devries / Dec 31 2021 7:20 am

    And a Happy New Year to you and yours. It would be nice to return to a civilised society….where give and take are reciprocal, rather than a one way road.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 31 2021 10:55 am

      If people would only mind their own business and allow others to do the same. Sounds easy enough, but…
      Thanks for adding sparkle to this New Years post

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Littlesundog / Dec 31 2021 8:52 am

    A Happy New Year to you! It’s our anniversary so we’re opting for an early, quiet dinner at a little French restaurant we love. That Arctic front will come blasting through around the midnight hour – I hope this isn’t a sign of the New Year to come!

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 31 2021 1:08 pm

      Well, these days they are always telling people to chill….although suspicious they want you frozen in place?
      Sounds like a delightful celebration planned. YEAH, we made it this far and Happy New Year to you and yours

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  3. robstroud / Dec 31 2021 9:37 am

    Now I have to be on watch for those creepy looking moths seeking to get into my glass.

    I sure hope they don’t like mead.

    Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 31 2021 1:06 pm

      They are pretty social lights! Happy new year to you and yours. Thanks for all your wonderful posts’ writing and insights. Onward and cheers!


  4. sustainabilitea / Dec 31 2021 10:40 am

    Wouldn’t it be lovely if that verse came true? I’m afraid many people can’t laugh at anything let alone at themselves and are suspicious and derogatory towards anyone who laughs for any reason. Sad indeed. Happy 2022 to all of you from both of us!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 31 2021 1:04 pm

      If that lack of sense of humor continues, I’ll probably either be dodging any peasants with pitchforks and flares or wrapped in white jacket. Happy indeed. Rebel and be merry! Onwards and thanks for celebrating with a comment

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  5. pensitivity101 / Dec 31 2021 12:12 pm

    Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pied Type / Dec 31 2021 1:40 pm

    Yes, march on, RC. March on.
    Happy New Year, Phil!

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Dec 31 2021 5:03 pm

      Maybe some of the unused happy from last year will just pile on this year? No qualms about accepting leftovers here! Thanks for marching in with a celebratory comment. Cheers and onward.


  7. Curt Mekemson / Dec 31 2021 5:28 pm

    Yes, may we once again regain our sense off humor and perspective! And also, I would like to note in relation to the last illustration, a pig in the arms is much better than a pig in a poke, or probably even a poked pig. The latter squeals too much. Happy New Year! –Curt

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  8. 1bl0gr3ad3r / Dec 31 2021 6:59 pm

    Hershey wishes a long reign (or rein?) to R Canine Molly and extends a paw in friendship (no claws showing) – me, too. Enjoying the details and colors in the butterflies, although always thought of beautiful fairies with wings rather than centaurs with wings… and 6 legs. The lucky pig – interesting. At least he/she is smiling. Happy New Year – definitely overdue for one!!

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  9. shoreacres / Dec 31 2021 8:25 pm

    I want to hang out with that pig — it looks darned happy. I couldn’t figure out why everything seems so quiet tonight — not even any fireworks. Then, I looked up the information on the Boardwalk events, and found that their fireworks aren’t going off until ten. I do love some good fireworks, but I’m not sure I can bestir myself to walk over to the upper level of the building where I used to live and watch them. It’s actually a pretty good spot, depending on how high they shoot them off.

    Here’s to new ways of ringing in the new year — or comfortably snoozing through it! Nobody’s mandating that we do it one way or another!


  10. SilverTiger / Jan 1 2022 4:14 am

    May 2022 by a kind and wonderful year for you and those dear to you.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Kate Crimmins / Jan 1 2022 7:47 am

    Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. cat9984 / Jan 1 2022 2:01 pm

    Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. angelswhisper2011 / Jan 2 2022 6:46 am

    🎊Pawkisses for a Happy New Year to you, Philmouse and furry furriends
    and hope that all your wishes come true in 2022✨🐾😽💞

    Liked by 1 person

  14. disperser / Jan 2 2022 8:53 am

    I could have sworn I’d already commented on this . . . last year!

    Happy New Year, pmoth.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 6 2022 10:46 am

    Tried to leave a comment on your post…WP is just so tricky sometimes….I’d say it keeps life interesting, but…
    Thanks for the mention -honored to be among that group. Onward into the blog fog!



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