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December 31, 2022 / philosophermouseofthehedge

In your eye


Lucky, the horse, said no horses were harmed for this Victorian New Year’s postcard.(Nova Scotia archives/USPD/



Sneer (“Well, look who’s here.”)

Carp (Not the fish – you fervently wish.)


Vectoring (Constantly exceptioning)

Grim on grim as the year dims.

Becomes habit if not lassoed in time.

New Years vintage postcard. 1913 boy pulling girl on sled. 1913. Missouri History Museum (USPD. artist life,

Playful. A bit of cooperation and consideration helps all travel a long way. (Vintage postcard,1913.Missouri History Museum/ USPD/

Time: an actor or reactor?

Who is the lassoed and who is doing the lassoing?

Which is the artist and which the art?

We or thee?

Time out, I say.

If only just for the day

Let beauty hold sway.

Maybe it will decide to stay n’ play. 

Happy New Year. On the way, Beholder.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

VIntage postcard. Two girls putting up New Year's decorations (1900's Monroe Collection/Newberry/ USPD, artist life/

Lighten up a bit. Beauty is as beauty does. Truth, eternal and universal. (VIntage postcard.1900’s Monroe Collection/Newberry/ USPD/


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  1. Helen Devries / Dec 31 2022 9:31 am

    My dream for the year to come is that on January 1st all professional politicians and those who own them would be taken by either Rapture or rupture and leave us free to live as we choose.
    I still have a few hours before waking to reality…..

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  2. disperser / Dec 31 2022 9:50 am

    May you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration, and may 2023 not be sucky.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. SusanR / Dec 31 2022 10:11 am

    I love that first image! I have a horseshoe hung in my home, picked up at the Allenspark, Colo. stable where I spent many happy childhood hours. And of course it’s hung open end up so the luck won’t spill out.

    Happy New Year, phil!!

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  4. sustainabilitea / Dec 31 2022 12:31 pm

    It’s always fun to see what bit of irreverence you’ve come up with. See you next year for more of the same.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. pensitivity101 / Dec 31 2022 1:18 pm

    Love the postcards.


  6. The Coastal Crone / Dec 31 2022 1:45 pm

    Love the postcards, especially the first. Maybe a horseshoe (up!!!) would bring more luck than black-eyed peas. I love your whimsical commentary for each one, Your posts remind me not to take myself too seriously and to lighten up. Cheers for another year!


  7. cat9984 / Dec 31 2022 6:27 pm

    Happty New Year!


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