Today I was thinking about things I have lost over the years. I have lost lots of things, from socks to cats, earrings to people. Think about it, what have you lost over the years? I can think of lots of things from childhood to now but starting at a more reasonable time, say college, I can think of lists of things. T-shirts, contacts, books, friends, shoes, sheets (long strange story), pictures, fish (yes the fish bowl kind), makeup, brain cells, keys, boy friends, a coffee pot (another strange story). As I have grown older I have lost more things, some more precious than others. Like cats, in the past 4 years I have lost 4 cats, Franklin, mine and Jeremy's first cat of 13 years, Thomas another sweet ole cat I miss a lot, Butter a scrawny loving cat and recently Cali the last of my outside kitties. I have lost and found and lost and found the same 60 lbs. over and over. I'm really tired of that turning up over and over again. Why can't the pink sock with the flowers on it turn up again? That I could use.
I can't seem to locate one of my favorite gold hoop earrings, my favorite pair of tweezers, and one of my brown sandals, a couple of DVD's, sans the cases thanks to Brindle, several hair things, like barrettes, clippy things and head bands, more friends. Well maybe I haven't actually lost the friends, miss placed for a while, while we un-confuse ourselves.
I lost my Grandaddy last June and I really miss him. I lost 2 weeks of happiness and a lifetime of planning for another little life. These things I miss the very most. I have lost a piece of myself, this I hope I find, although I don't know where to look.