Artist Rick Daddario from Hawaii has created a haiga (ie., ‘image with haiku as one work’) over at his blog that conjures up images about treasures found in a school desk.
This got me reminiscing about the things I used to keep in my school desk.
When I was a kid the desks were wooden two seaters. I loved those desks.
In primary school I had a collection of teeth (my own) – the tooth fairy must have forgotten to take some 😉
I kept a few of these teeth in my desk, as you do. The teacher opened my desk one day and on seeing the pearly whites, groaned!
I had a thing about teeth (still do in fact) – my collection is quite large now (I’ve struck a deal with the kids tooth fairy).
I also had a really cool ruler that had a knife hidden inside it (a letter opener) – still have that as well. Mum bought it from a second-hand shop somewhere and gave it to me (or maybe I borrowed it 😉 ). No-one at school ever saw what was inside the ruler – just as well, I might have got in trouble (never thought about that at the time).
Throughout my school years the contents changed regularly but the desk always held an attraction as a place for hidden treasure.
Did you have anything exciting in your desk at school?