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So, if you see a long forlorn face with flat feet, looking for a place to hang his deep-musing cap, don't annoy him by calling him an "ambivalent aardvark", a "doubting doormat" or a "vacillating vagrant". Mugwumps are sensitive souls who dearly love their uncomplicated independence. Oh, and if you're looking for someone to kick butts or kiss babies, try a high-achievement hoodwinker or a controversial contrarian, mugwumps are not interested.
Do not however mistake their calm demeanor for compliance. They just like keeping to themselves. Though not hermits or recluses, they do enjoy their own space to ruminate about what makes world go round not to mention what makes people tick.
Clearly, world sorely needs a few more mugwumps to remind us of need for less "wrangling" and more "winsome" occasions to celebrate life in slow lane.
So, if you run across a mugwump in your city or neighborhood, just smile and inquire about health of heffalumps, who makes best bubble bath, and where's best place to see shooting stars. They dearly love a good chinwag, so don't disappoint them!
And, don't forget to take time out and participate in festivities of "International Mugwump Appreciation Day" -- any day of year will do just fine!
Victoria Elizabeth enjoys musing about Life, the Universe, and Everything in between through the pages of her blog aptly entitled, "The Quipping Queen", (www.quippingqueen.blogspot.com).