Things that I have lost

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I lose things all of the time… little things like my keys, the thought that brought me into a room, paperwork, etc. But they all reappear after some searching & thinking.

This list is hard for me because I don’t feel as if I’ve really lost something. When you go back over your life, you lose your innocence, your virginity, you gain your freedom when you leave home but then lose it all over again when you marry and have a family, you lose jobs, there are lots of things that you lose… but with each loss there are also gains, so is it still a loss?

When I think of the big things you lose, like people – losing a friendship or experiencing a death, yes that’s loss, big-time loss, but it’s also life. We experience, adapt, move forward and continue on without them. Or, maybe we take a piece of them and tuck them away in our hearts for private moments when we need them most.

I know this one turned out not being of list of the things that I have lost, but I couldn’t turn it in to one. Maybe I’m a sore loser that way.

“Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most.”
~ Mark Twain

Check out an up-to-date list of the lists and all of my lists, too.

Image via Lost In America.

Comments

  1. Merry day after Christmas! I love LOVE this non-list. I also love your perspective, your view on loss. I could not agree more about the things that home from loss. I think the hardest thing about loss is the moment of the loss. The unknown. The what it will teach us, what change it will bring us, the how will this change us and the when will the hurt be over parts. Did I say I LOVED your non-list?!
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  2. Sarah says:

    This is a lovely post and an amazing way to look at loss. Thank you so much for putting it in to perspective. Even in death I feel a part of that person will always be with us so in that way we never lost anyone.
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