Something Worth Wild

When I was teaching high school composition, every once in a while I would read a gem in a writing assignment. One of my students wrote the following: “Every once in a wild, something good happens to me.” First of all, I recognized that it was not a misspelling but a misuse of the word “wild” which should have been “while.” Of course, I chuckled as I read it and fantasized about what the misuse implied. It was not just about something good; the student was implying something wildly good and exciting. All of us hope for an adventure every once in a while. Believe me, teaching high schoolers can certainly provide something wild when you least expect it. Since I retired from teaching, I have had many chances to take some wild adventurous trips to Greece, Russia, Italy, and perhaps one of the most wildly different places, the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirate. What an exotic and fascinating place and well worth the effort to get there. My brother makes a trip to Biloxi to gamble several times a year in order to exercise his “wild” side. Reader, I hope there are some instances in your life that are not just good but a bit on the wild side. Go for it. Enjoy life.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Something Worth Wild

  1. Dimitris Tsitsiras says:

    I can’t believe you wrote something nice about “My Dubai”. Thanks, Dimitris

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