When I first saw this sign, I was so dazzled by the art work and bright colors that I assumed it said “owl spirit”. It was only when I turned the corner and saw this next sign that I noticed the missing “I”.
Then I had to wonder, did they misspell the sign? Or, was sprit a real word that I didn’t know?
Luckily, I refrained from making fun of the spelling because it turns out sprit is a real word that, according to The Free Dictionary, means “a pole that extends diagonally across a fore-and-aft sail from the lower part of the mast to the peak of the sail.” Even after I read the definition, I didn’t get the connection to the sign or the owl or the cafe until I looked at the first sign again and realized there is a ship and a sail and a mast , in addition to the owl. Now, after three weeks of pondering, I finally get it. Duh! It’s worrisome to be so slow to catch onto things, which is why at this very moment I’m sipping some Brain Boost tea. 🙂
The rest of these signs didn’t make my brain ache, I just found them appealing. All are from Port Townsend. The odd framing and cutting off of edges can be chalked up to me being blinded by the sun and preoccupied by the word “sprit.”
In response to Cee’s Which Way Challenge – Week 31