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
Image via Lost In America.