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June 8, 2022 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Time Machine

Pathway between hills. (© image copyrighted, all rights reserved. NO permissions granted)

Oh, the places you’ll go (© image)

I know where the time machine is – and no reservations required.

All that’s needed is noticing.

It wanders the earth – teasing, flowing, hiding in plain sight

“Yesterday” rushes past. “Today” barely creates a ripple. “Tomorrow” gone before you can grasp.

But the bubbles – and the giggles – that ache in barefooted arches – it’s always there

Time after time.

Risk that first step. Yes, slip in – with a bit of care.

No one will laugh.

If they do, they are the ones who will finish last – with regrets

Icy mountain stream. Like a can opener, reviving dreams.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Mountain stream, woods, and mountain. (© image. copyrighted, all rights reserved. No permissions granted)

Spotted: life’s overflow relief valve.(© image)



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  1. easyweimaraner / Jun 8 2022 6:23 am

    you found wonderful words for describing this time machine…

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  2. Kate Crimmins / Jun 8 2022 6:27 am

    I need some bubbles!

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  3. SusanR / Jun 8 2022 8:21 am

    The mere sound of it is enough to elicit peace and joy.

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  4. marina kanavaki / Jun 8 2022 9:07 am

    Hopping in… Hera too! 😉
    Paw waves!🐾

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  5. Ally Bean / Jun 8 2022 11:12 am

    Beautiful photos and wonderfully evocative words to go with. Going with the flow, am I

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  6. sustainabilitea / Jun 8 2022 12:38 pm

    Reminds me of days past when on vacation with our family and my parents would stop beside a stream like this and we’d put our feet in. Cold and refreshing. 🙂 Thanks for reviving those memories.

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  7. Helen Devries / Jun 8 2022 3:40 pm

    Reminds me of walking the hills in Scotland with my father…all those years ago. Thanks for rousing thr memory of it all.

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  8. walkingoffthechessboard / Jun 9 2022 12:07 pm

    When I woke up this morning the last word I thought I’d face today would be “Calgon.” Calgon, take me away!!! I love me some bubbles…the soap kind, not so much the beverage ones…

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  9. Curt Mekemson / Jun 9 2022 1:24 pm

    Take it from a veteran backpacker, Karen,
    that water can make for a cold, cold bath, especially when it is snow melt. 🙂 –Curt

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