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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Things I have lost (in no particular order)

The question is:
What's the most important thing you've ever lost?

Whilst thinking about which would be
the most important, I came up with a few other things.
Here they are:

My sense of humour
My first pair of clip on earrings (in the sea)
My camera (in the sea)
My youth
My virginity
My dad (at the age of 8 but found him 30 years later)
My first love (still missed)
My nerve (especially near water)
Several (other) men
Some good friends (sadly)
My mind (postnatal depression) but luckily.........
I have that back now (my mind not the PND)
My pants! (no more information available)
My patience (often)
Sleep (several reasons for this both good (great!) and bad)
My innocence
My job (only once)
My keys (at least once a week)
My teeth (no, I'm not that old ...just my baby ones!)

Some have been lost with regret (youth)
Some have been lost though carelessness (good friends)
and some with glee (virginity)!

But one thing I keep reminding myself not to lose is this phrase:

''you don't know what you've got 'till its gone''.

So while I lament the loss of some treasured things I need to remember how much I haven't lost. How much I have to be thankful for, and all the things I take for granted in my life. I need to remember how important they all are (especially my loved ones), because if I'm careless I could lose them.............

and you don't know what you've got 'till its gone.

This post was inspired by David Mcmahons' Weekend Wandering
on his Authorblog site


Rose said...

Love your thoughts on this post! The song "you don't know what you've got.." is running through my head now, but I can't remember who sang it. James Taylor? Simon and Garfunkel?

Maggie May said...

That was very good. I liked the style of it very much!

david mcmahon said...

What a wonderfully creative way of dealing with the subject. I would never have come up with this approach. Bravo!

Lane said...

Your list is fascinating and a very interesting mix. Pants???

You're quite right about not missing something until it's gone. It's good to appreciate what/who we have every day.

Now where are my flipping glasses:-)

starnitesky said...

I like your last comment about remembering how much you haven't lost, I know I should remember more often to be thankful for what I have.

I lost my mobile phone today - I hope it is sitting on my desk at work, if not I will feel I have lost a lot especially as it was a present from my son.

Expatmum said...

Hello there - I went to uni in Bristol. Loved it. Now must go looking for the phone as I can hear it ringing! Good job it has a pager on it as I'm always losing it.

Sandpiper said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful post! A good reminder.

Casdok said...

Great list!!

Suburbia said...

Hi Rose
I am humming it too and I think it's Joni Mitchel? Thanks for visiting.

Hi Maggie
I visited your son today! Nice to keep it in the family!!

Welcome to the suburbs David, as I said on your blog, thanks for the inspiration.

Suburbia said...

Hi Lane and welcome, please visit again.

Starnitesky, losing your mobile is like losing your diary used to be. All your important information is in it and you can't remember anything without it. I hope it's where you think it is.

Thanks for visiting expatmum, come again.

Thanks for your comments Sandpiper and Casdok

Brett said...

One of the best posts I've read, loverly and informative. A tonic to get in from work and discover it. Thank you. As for what i've lost, most of my childhood toys, if i had them all now i could retire and sell them on ebay

Liz said...

People used to tell me that I'd lose my mind as I got older. What they didn't tell me was that I wouldn't miss it.
(As seen on a card.)

I didn't lose my mind; it was mine to give away.
(Robbie Williams)