I was so tired. I knew I should keep responding to the students in my online class, but I had to put my head down for a minute. Just one minute. Then I’d gulp down some tea and keep working. I leaned over the keyboard and found a spot for my forehead on the three inches of desk top before the monitor asserted its place. I thought I’d try just a minute or two of repose—just a chance to close my eyes and rest.
I woke up disoriented. It took a moment to realize that I was up in my study, leaning on my keyboard. I sat up and there on the page in front of me were these words:
“ehtfsdo sssswjeoinsfa; joi w4tlhk.”
Of course, I knew immediately this was a very important message from some otherworldly muse. Or perhaps an alien creature trying to contact earth. Or even a celestial being!
But what did it mean? Help!