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Who do you see first?

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By Lana V LynxPublished 13 days ago 1 min read
My Wife and My Mother-in-Law

Is it his young wife

Or his old mother-in-law?

Who do you see first?


An old woman’s eye

Or a young lady’s left ear?

What do you see first?


An old woman’s lips

Or a young lady’s necklace?

What pops for you first?


Apparently, this optical illusion titled “My Wife and My Mother-in-Law” correlates with people’s age: experiments have shown that those who are younger than 30 saw a young woman looking away first, while those who are older than 30 spotted an old gasing woman’s profile first.

I’m a woman well over 30 and saw the young woman first. I wonder how many “outliers” like me are there here in our writers’s community. Please share who you saw first and if you are younger or older than 30 in the comments. Gender might be a factor as well, so indication of your gender will be appreciated.

Also, please don’t take it too seriously, let’s think of it as a fun game.

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About the Creator

Lana V Lynx

Avid reader and occasional writer of satire and dystopia under a pen name of my favorite wild cat.

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  • Naveed9 days ago

    Kudos! Keep excelling in your work—congratulations!

  • Kendall Defoe 10 days ago

    I see my parents having a screaming argument while I hide under a bed...and a hot lady ignoring me. ;)

  • RM Stockton10 days ago

    I first saw the gorilla holding a goldfish. Just kidding. I first saw the young lady looking away. (I am over 30)

  • Alexander McEvoy12 days ago

    I first saw the older woman (I’m 25) but with effort I can see the young woman too. Really it’s a fun effect, I wonder what the one we see says about us.

  • Phil Flannery12 days ago

    A young elegant woman looking away

  • I’m under thirty, saw the young woman!

  • Naveed13 days ago

    Great job! Keep up the fantastic work

  • Daphne Sampson13 days ago

    Wow, this was a very interesting read. I am over 30- I saw a Mother-in-law!

  • A lady looking away, love things like this

  • Hannah Moore13 days ago

    45 years old and saw the young woman first.

  • Cathy holmes13 days ago

    I'm old, but I saw the young woman. Had to look several times to find the old one.

  • I'm a 33 year old female and I saw a young woman looking away first. Only with your clues in the Haiku I saw the old lady.

  • Mackenzie Davis13 days ago

    The young lady I saw first, but very quickly saw the old gramma. I love these illusions! Oh, I'm 25, female. Interesting little game. I'll be popping back here to read everyone else's comments. :D Also, great haikus. I had no idea the name of this illusion, and it's worthy of being shared. How poetic!

  • Mother Combs13 days ago

    Young lady looking away

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