For I will consider a sock separator.
For socks are useful and warm and a sign of the love of the
For they are lovely when mated together and nestled beside the
For this is accomplished only through diligence of mind and
execution of purpose.
For their separation
can be easily achieved by few steps.
For first they are to be placed properly in the hamper.
For secondly they are flung, and not placed properly.
For thirdly a child pulls her dress from the basket, though it is
For fourthly she considers the dress and does not attend to the
orphan on the floor.
For fifthly Orangey finds pleasure in grey socks and takes it to his
For sixthly the sock ceases movement and Orangey goes in search
praise for his kill.
For seventhly he is distracted by a patch of sunlight.
For eighthly the praise of the sun upon his fur is a sign of the love
the creator and he sleeps in worship.
For ninthly his bag is discarded when the mother cleans in a
For tenthly the sock will be buried in clay by Tuesday.
For diligence of mind is a gift given to our brothers in varying
degrees and often in smaller proportion than that given to our
For diligence of mind is a pattern, and execution of purpose is
adherence to this pattern.
For some patterns are habits, and automatically adhered to.
For the creator has blessed some with fresh, bright ways that they
use to keep their socks together.
For they feel their unnecessary separation keenly.
For when they take them off, they are placed in a hamper
For their children do the same.
For their children's souls are the geometric flowers of their own
and happy souls.
For their children's habits are supple and happy.
For order is the proper proximity of parts, like the staccato
xylophone of their cradle songs.
For their socks will there remain undisturbed until washed,
soil is disorder, and must be tolerated only until it can be
For order is pleasing in execution and contemplation.
For the wash is done as soon as the hamper is full.
For this is a Rule.
For this Rule is difficult for some to follow.
For the creator has seen that some are given to the creation of
patterns to ensure the health of our ideas.
For order can become stagnant, and cease to create things of
For the faculty of creating new patterns is often incompatible with
For this faculty questions all but its own premise, and habit
nothing but disorder.
For one in many new patterns is useful.
For one in many useful patterns is made into a material thing.
For one in many of these material things results in gain for the
creator of the new pattern, who may then employ those with
and useful habits.
For the rest are lost, and their socks are a strain upon their souls.
For there is hope that the patters of proper sock care and
stewardship can be accomplished by a material thing.
For the good habit relies upon the smallest number of decisions
actions based upon sound premises.
For the most useful pattern-made-material relies upon the
number of moving parts.
For the decisions of the sock steward are two, and his actions are
He must first decide which hamper by color.
He must place the pair in the correct hamper.
He must wash the contents when full.
He must transfer them to the dryer, being careful that orphans do
not fall between or behind.
He must transfer them to a hamper that is clean.
He must decide which socks belong with which.
He must match them and fold them together
He must place them in the drawer.
For the matching of socks is the biggest chore.
For the matching of socks would be unnecessary if they remained
married throughout the process.
For this may be achieved by a clamp, or pin, or container.
For there is no other way to hold socks together in their
For a container is the best method.
For clamps cover that which is to be washed, and are liable to
failure and loss.
For pins will tear the material for they are thin.
For clamps and pins must be applied by man or machine.
For both methods require man's attention, either to application, or
loading for application.
For parts applied by the machine are parts of the machine and
therefore contribute to a greater number of parts in the machine,
which is inelegant.
For disposable clamps and pins must be replaced and will lead to
future costs, and reusable clamps and pins must be reloaded.
For this will add decisions and actions to the process.
For a container can be of many types, and can have separate
For a cylinder with one end closed is a container.
For such a container can be divided along it's axis, like the
of a caramel, butter, and cheese Christmas popcorn tin.
For such a container made from nylon mesh fabric would be
washable many times over.
For such a mesh container could be divided into twelve mesh
for holding twelve pairs of socks.
For this divided container could be placed over a hoop rim such
the container is held open.
For the hoop could be so designed to turn one-twelfth of a
a small period of time after a trigger is activated.
For this trigger could be placed in a hopper over the bag and hoop,
such that dropping a sock into the hopper will activate the trigger.
For this would turn the bag for the next time a sock is placed in
For the object of Orangey's worship may provide the small motive
force needed, though it is far away.
For dark socks and light socks should not share the same washing,
and there may be one hopper with two spouts and a device to
For there could be two bags, and a toggle flap could be used to
the respective colored pair into the correct mesh bag.
For only that bag will turn because there is a trigger is in each
For the decisions of man employed with this machine are none and
actions of man are five.
For first he must load the bags onto the machine.
For then he must load the machine with socks as need arises.
For then he must place the bag in the washing machine
For then he must place the bag in the dryer.
For then he must place the bag in his drawer.
For the socks can be seen through the mesh of the bag and there is
no need to fold them.
For socks wear out and can still be hidden for Orangey to sharpen