The Kansas City Zoo
From now on, if you read my blog and don't understand where I am coming from, just call it Toothpick Philosophy.
Some people are determined to be like cockle-burrs,if you know what I mean. They stick to your clothes; get caught up in your horse's tails and manes or give your dogs grief.
Trying to remove them takes some careful maneuvering on your part. Why? Because even as you separate them from your clothing, they stick to you! Sometimes they graciously leave a little souvenir in your fingers to remember them by.
Toothpick Philosophy is nothing new. Many people are gifted in wise observations about life. Some of the express it in song, others poetry and in my case, a blog.
I do not claim to be wise and my writing style will never earn me an A from a Creative Writing Instructor. Nor will I win the Nobel Peace Prize or a Pulitzer
Toothpick Philosophy for this week:
Stick a burr under the saddle of a horse and they will buck.
Walk through a patch of them and burrs will stick to your clothes.
Removal of said burrs can mean a secondary injury if you are not careful.
Michael Martin Murphy would call it "Cowboy Logic".
The upside is that for every one of those pesky burrs that you find in your patch of life, there is a some kind of flower growing close by.
Walking the Fence Line may not be your cup of tea. The good news is that in this modern day of technology, everyone can have the tea of their choice.
Drop by and visit any time, I welcome your company. The water is heating on the stove and I have several teas to offer you. The one thing that I do ask is that you don't break the tea cup upon your departure.
Remember, Walking The Fence Line doesn't mean that we have to be on the same side of the fence. We only need to be willing to walk together until one of us is willing to open the gate.