Knowing that word play is recommended in retirement to keep the mind alert, my husband and I started a daily Haiku practice 11 yrs ago since neither of us seemed to be able to do crosswords… After a number of attempts, we fell upon using the wonderful little DAILY WORD put out by UNITY as a prompt. We delighted in this second-cup-of-coffee exercise for over 4 yrs – – my beloved and determined husband wrote until he was unable due to brain cancer—and then he tried to d...

Knowing that word play is recommended in retirement to keep the mind alert, my husband and I started a daily Haiku practice 11 yrs ago since neither of us seemed to be able to do crosswords… After a number of attempts, we fell upon using the wonderful little DAILY WORD put out by UNITY as a prompt. We delighted in this second-cup-of-coffee exercise for over 4 yrs – – my beloved and determined husband wrote until he was unable due to brain cancer—and then he tried to dictate his ideas to me… I have 6 journals filled with his Haiku, a treasure beyond measure.
I recently started my 13th book and my day inevitably goes better when I start in this way.
Recently I helped a friend with her wedding and put baskets on all the tables with Haiku supplies and instructions. The happy couple now has dozens of 17-syllable good wishes to remind them of their special day.

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