Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Secret Society of Lost Things
Where the heck do they go? You know... those things that you know exactly where they are and don't give any thought to until you want to get them out and realize they are not exactly where you thought they were. Where have they gone? Case in point. I have a pair of earrings that I rarely wear. Each earring lives in a little plastic bag, in a little box, in my grandmother's jewelery box, on my dresser. When I went to fetch them the other morning, there was only one little bag with only one little earring in it. Like I said, I rarely wear them, so it isn't like I have a clear mental image of the last time I used them or putting them safely away where they belong. But seriously? Where did it go? Why would I not have put BOTH of the earrings back in their bag, in the box, in the box, on my dresser? This is one of those mysteries that probably will never be solved based on the fact that the earring has in fact deported itself from my country and joined the Secret Society of Lost Things. I will mourn the loss of it, until the day I feel ready to throw the lone, abandoned earring away. At that point, the Secret Society earring will come back begging for forgiveness. And what kind of reception can it expect? The garbage can!