When was the last time that you thought about the alphabet? The 26 letters that form the words that we write…. The building blocks of our ability to communicate and understand each other…
If you answered “it’s been a long time,” look down at your hands. I’ll bet you are using the alphabet right now, without even thinking much about it.
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Communicating without words and letters is hard. I’m absolutely terrible at charades. One time I was trying to act out Clint Eastwood and everyone thought that I was a horse with a hat.
The alphabet was more fun when I was a toddler, had 6-sided letter blocks to play with, and The Alphabet Song to sing.
Back then, because of the song, my sister thought that LMNOP was one letter, called the elemenopee. Sing the song and you’ll understand. They kind of all run together. (Sorry sis, someone’s gotta embarrass you once in a while.)
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During the month of April, beginning on the fool’s day of April 1, I will be doing short posts every day, except Sundays, inspired by a letter of the alphabet. There are about 800 other bloggers (so far) signed up to participate in this challenge. My goal and personal self-challenge is to be unique and not duplicate titles or topics that another blogger uses. That’s a tall order, particularly on the rarely-used-letter days.
Almost everyone has a lucky number, but not a favorite letter. If you had to pick your favorite letter of the alphabet, which letter would you choose?