RTG: Write about something you lost


I found The Random Topic Generator (RTG) the other day and thought it might be fun to use it here. I really seem to have no topic for this blog, so why not just let it be truly serendipitous? Who knows what we’ll find? I’ll go there, ask for a topic and I will 90% promise to write about it. 🙂 Some things are off limits. I have to claim a caveat at some point! Okay – here I go, back in a minute … (holy cow)

Write about something you lost.

I will have to say that I have lost a lot of things in my 58 years. Things, people, ideals, respect and various other odd things.

I’ve lost the love and respect of one of my children, and the love of a good friend – both for reasons I won’t go into here, or anywhere. I lost a husband to cancer. Loss is rarely ever good.

I lost an entire household of furniture and goods when my husband died. I have to look at that like water under the bridge. Things come and go, right? You can always buy more stuff; you can never buy another love.

What irritates me the most are the things I can’t find, but they are not lost. I just don’t know where they are. It’s in this house. Somewhere. I subscribe to one of two theories – the first one is that our dog gets up in the middle of the night and moves things. The second one is that fairies and elves come to visit during the night and move things. I wish, just once I’d get a cleaning crew of fairies and elves. They’d probably arrive the night after I cleaned the house.

Then there is the stuff that I used to have, but I’m not sure if I still have it, so is it lost or gone? I don’t know.

Usually, as soon as I get rid of something I need it.

I’ve lost my natural brown hair, my girlish figure and many times – my mind. What you get here is what’s left over after all that.

Gosh, I hope the next topic doesn’t lead me into such deep waters!

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