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March 14, 2022 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Breakdown, go ahead and give it to me

Line of upset men. Ill. by Batten, 1895 (USPD., artist life/

Oh, the drama. Did you get it? Want a second take?(1895.Baaatten/USPD/

Which one is worse?

A breakdown or a breakup

An experiment. Ah yes, there’s the ticket. An attempt to figure out which is the most wicked:

Take two sticks approximately the same diameter  – without any branching left or right as each tends to rip sight. Hold one high in the air and snap in half. Then try the alternative holding one low close to ground, snap go.

So after analysis and examination, which is easier: breaking up or breaking down?

Directional words gone rogue.

Some say Down with people. Others sing Up with People,

But, really, just how do you take those?

Wouldn’t you get physically tired doing either?

(Or maybe you do a lot of push ups or pull ups creating vast amount of armed strength. I simply run out of energy.)

 The ups and downs breaking could really all about cheers or jeers.

Extremes are so in now.

“Up your chances” they suggest.

Like holding a lottery ticket in the air is really going to do any good…unless that’s meant as an appeal or an exhibition of worship. Not raised in that approach.

Fan palm frond with platinum curls (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved no permissions granted)

Reaching out. A Mexican Fan palm hopes you’ll notice her Spring coiffure: platinum curls. So Marylyn Monroe beachy, right?(© image)

Spring Break is here.

(You can tell: the first day was blustery with chilling wind – breaking some beach goers’ hearts.)

But I always wonder do you recover faster from a spring break than from a winter one?

Do bones actually heal faster?

Bound to be medical research on that, if I bothered to look it up.

Mexican palm frond with blond tendrils Not to be outdone, Her sister sports a whisky windswept look. (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved, no permissions granted)

Not to be outdone, Her sister sports a windswept look of blond tendrils. (© image)

What’s left to say, my achy brakey hart? (Please break the habit of unexpectedly leaping across roads. People this week will be half asleep at the wheel.)

Springing ahead is madness without caution 

Seriously one of the best laughs today: local traffic girl suggesting “It will seem to be brighter on your drive to work on Monday now we are in Daylight Savings Time. Stay safe and clean your windshield ’cause the dirt reflects/refracts light and makes it even brighter and harder to see if you are bleary!”

Dirt on the windshield always makes it harder to see – any time. Duh. Can’t do anything without being told. Break down of commonsense: Learned helplessness.)

Break dancing. Gleefully.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge.

Blond tendrils on Mexican palm frond. (© image copyrighted all rights reserved no permissions granted )

Little sister is not to be left behind. “Mom, can’t you cornrow braid this and maybe put some add some beads? Bo Derek style? Please? Huh? Species appropriation? Oh, my.” (© image)






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  1. easyweimaraner / Mar 14 2022 7:18 am

    oooh ist it THAT time again? we fortunately have two normal weeks till we start into the madness….sigh….

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Mar 14 2022 8:32 am

      Yes it’s that rosy colored early dawn time again….between the oak pollen and Molly barking at the window to “protect” “her” squirrel from the neighbor’s cat, I think maybe a blanket over the head is the best choice. Paw waves and snooze along with normal time as long as you can! Thanks

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  2. disperser / Mar 14 2022 8:46 am

    . . . so many breaks . . . I hope you follow this up with a post about mending . . .

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Mar 14 2022 3:06 pm

      Mending fences – of all kinds might be timely, although we always did that in winter after the poison ivy died back a bit…irritants don’t bother all fencers, though
      Noticed a couple of horses back from the trail rides this morning in a field nearby. If they weren’t so tired they might make a break for it…and a hay bale in mouth is worth an uncertain forage outside the protected area? The brush obscuring/holding up the fence line has been cleared by the high speed cable installing people. Yep, “civilization” is coming with subdivisions stealing the pastures…time to be moooving on as far as I’m concerned…hopefully in the future… a place with rocks instead of overly needy grassy lawns and HOAs.
      Thanks for darning up a comment to sock it to this place

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  3. Ally Bean / Mar 14 2022 11:48 am

    This post is a lovely interesting break in what for me has become a tedious Monday. In answer to your question: which is worse a breakdown or a breakup? I’d say a breakup because there’s probably someone else involved which make double the trouble. However with a breakdown, there’s one focus– fixing what is broken. 🤷‍♀️

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Mar 14 2022 1:17 pm

      You are so astute about when more than one person is involved, it’s always much worse….Heaven help if a committee is involved!
      As far as breaking sticks, I’ve always found those held lower and in sight and lower are more easily managed than those high in the pie sky as fallout from those can be an issue.
      Thanks for sticking along and adding a comment.

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  4. PiedType / Mar 14 2022 2:09 pm

    First time it’s occurred to me that Spring Break, fortuitously, begins when those darn clocks change again. Recovery time and all that. But as an adult I hate the time change. Let’s just pick one and stick with it.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Mar 14 2022 2:58 pm

      Several years ago TX schools decided it only made sense to have Spring Break right as the time changed so everyone could stay at home get over it. Teachers complained about kids falling asleep in classes more than usual!
      I hate changing. What is wrong with just letting companies who want to, let workers come in abhor early and leave an hour early – some used to do that and it was great. It’s not like you actually “gain” an hour of sun light. Just dumb. CO schools seem to have spring break later – which irritated many college kids there as they wanted to park with their friends back home…and the normal desired beaches and resorts were tired of college spring breakers by the time they got there…and the facilities/hotel rooms were often “tired”, too
      I’m with you – pick one and stick with it!
      Thanks for breaking to leave a comment here

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  5. The Coastal Crone / Mar 15 2022 1:52 pm

    Oh,yes, it is also March Madness! Cheers!

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  6. D. Wallace Peach / Mar 15 2022 1:57 pm

    I’d love a spring break, but with bones and skin intact! And I could do without daylight savings time breaks on both ends. This week I’m feeling like I’m getting up every morning to go to the airport for an early flight for a spring break, only I’m not. A fun post. 🙂

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