Tuesday, 23 May 2017

sheet-faced, 23/May/17

how many sheets is too many sheets to the wind... three, six, eight, more?..... is it possible to be only one sheet to the wind?...... is there even an upper limit to how many sheets to the wind you ca be, where sheets simply max-out and you're effectively sheet-faced?........ and why 'too' the wind?.......
why not 'with' the wind?.....
... coffee, or more specifically caffeine, has this effect of making my mind move in mysterious ways... or that's my excuse anyway....... in this case there's only one letter difference between 'mind' and 'wind' and equally bizarrely they are the obverse and reverse of each other, like two sides of a coin, turn 'm' upside down and it's 'w', and thus conversely 'w' becomes 'm'........... spooky!.... this may explain a lot, or a little, or not much at all when my mind ponders 'sheets to the wind'........
and are they sheets of paper, or metal, or even bed sheets?... and if the latter are they linen or cotton... fitted or not?....... if the said sheets are paper then does it make a difference if they're A3 or A4 or even A5... or larger.... or smaller....... Basildon Bond or recycled elephant poo?..........
........ and being in the digital age could we consider a variation on the theme becoming 'pixels to the wind' which would carry the same burden again of how many pixels to the wind is too many, and being much, much, much tinier than sheets of paper, or bed sheets or metal then it's likely to be an inordinate amount.........
........... it's worth pondering the trivial just to escape the madness in the world...... 


© robert greig 2017

(ps...... for those unfamiliar the expression "(however many) sheets to the wind" relates to being drunk)

1 comment:

Martin Kloess said...

I'll drink to that. (soda - sorry)