POINTS TAKEN…and BEYOND

#47NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN

 “All his own geese are swans,

as the swans of others are geese.”

Horace Walpole (1717-97) British writer

Referring to Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Wait! Wait! shouts My Reader. Geese? What geese? That’s a cow…I don’t see any geese!

Point taken…

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41 thoughts on “POINTS TAKEN…and BEYOND

  1. 🙂 Cows are comforting as I come from Eastern Oregon, but geese…please tell me more 🙂
    Enjoy the remaining days of summer, R., hopefully you’ll have some sunshine!

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    1. More sunshine here, R., before fall/winter sets in! Squirrels are so busy gathering, gathering. I think they know something the rest of us don’t? The geese? Another story. Another day…

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      1. Enjoy the sunshine ~ not a better place to be than in the PNW in summer/fall 🙂 The squirrels always seem to know a bit more, they do not believe in procrastination as the rest of us…

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  2. My dream trip…back to Italy…Siena is definitely on the radar. Don’t answer this but I do hope you are going to eat (and learn how to cook unless you do already which I know you do) some absolutely to-die-for Swedish food! HA….just kidding…that would be Italian cucina and let us not forget the cafe’ lattes. Have several for me…and then some. Drink for both of us!!
    Make a journal. Make it the trip of just one life time…since you have many more to come! Loving you from this west side of the planet and wishing…I were going with! XOXOXRR

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  3. Few people are aware that Horace Walpole, referred to as “Bubba” by his mates, wore the number 47 as a cricketer while a student at Stafford-on-Thames. Being something of a savant when it comes to arcane trivia on 18th century British prep-school athletics, I picked up on that right away.

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    1. A-HA!…a typical response from a well-affected, well-meaning, well-intentioned Wellington wearing Walpole wannabe….I picked up on that right away. (Hi Darling…how was your holiday?)

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  4. Went to the local rodeo last night. Though this is a cow, it resembled the bulls (just without horns), which charged around the arena. Photos to follow…. no geese.
    Oscar

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    1. You may have just offended all members of HONKERS of AMERICA. However, THE MOOERS MOVEMENT have made you an honourary member….meetings every other month. Be there!

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    1. Rebecca…I’ll take that “smashing” thank you very much! Remember your post of painting squares and I commented that I was going to try it, too? NUMBER FORTY SEVEN is the result….I somehow got lost along the way….

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            1. No! After all the travelling I’ve done and the many countries…mostly Europe, parts of Asia and the Middle East…South America was never on the radar. However…..!!!! Have you been?

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              1. OH my … you have been travel mania! Hopefully all the travels were good and enjoyable. It’s been a hotter than normal summer in Cincinnati … too hot and humid! … Working PT at a golf course. … but looking into more Argentine in the fall!

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  5. You have taken me to greener pastures.

    I might be Number 48 or 47 or 100,001. But historically, metaphorically, and possibly probably existentially it is better to behold the cow of someone else. Whatever the hell that means.

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        1. “Tortured by the cold truth of isolation, Isabel…”(aka #47)”…remains a slave to her intellectual inferiors, keeping her emotions bottled up inside.” Spot on, Calvin! Light-hearted (and headed) existentialism at its best! Forget those green pastures, hey what? Meet you at the watering hole.

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    1. Don’t bother…figuring it out. You been so busy, Missy Lovely! We’ll talk later. Besties coming from UK…after they leave…we’ll talk! Hoping you are so well and good you sparkle with brilliance. xoxoxoxRR

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      1. My brain is mush, to be sure…
        I will (I hope) start solidifying it this Friday and for the next 17 days after as I wander the Tuscan countryside…
        As for the sparkle! Did I ever this past Thursday and Saturday, celebrating Mehndi Night and Wedding for my neighbour and former babysitter!

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