This image made me laugh because I tend to read words backwards just to see if they spell something different. I blame it on my mother as she used to do that. For example, Dunkin' Donuts became Stunod Niknuds in her world. One of my pastimes when riding the bus in NJ prior to moving to California was to pick the longest word on any advertisement and see how many words I could find in that one word. Kept my mind from being immensely bored or my being bus sick!
I'm reminded how much I love words and spelling. Which, of course, brought to mind a long lost acquaintance who contacted me via Face Book earlier this year. We went to school together - grammar school through high school. We actually lived a few doors down, but I never really got to know him well as he was very quiet and shy. I did not keep in touch with him, so 40+ years later, I was surprised to hear from him.
One of the memories that he recounted from 8th grade was his loss to me in a spelling bee and being mad about it. He even remembered the word that he incorrectly spelled, which made me laugh. So funny and interesting what any of us remembers from the way back time machine!
So without further ado, here is the haiku that was inspired by this Face Book connection:
For more haiku offering, go to Rebecca's site.
Posting early as my computer is going in to the Apple place for replacement of a part that is causing problems and for doing the mind meld from my old Mac. I'll be off line for a few days - see you when I get back!