Lost & Found

<May 24/12>

Yesterday I found my vacuum cleaner, but couldn’t find the vacuum cleaner bags.

Then I couldn’t find my cutlery, so I went down to the basement, where I found the vacuum cleaner bags (& the turtle molds I’d lost track of months ago) – but not the cutlery tray.

Today, so far, I found a box in the shed that might have the cutlery in it (haven’t looked yet), & also found the receipt for the vegetable peeler that I was looking for yesterday (found it at a very inconvenient time, mind you, not when I actually needed it).

& now I’m wondering, what will I lose – & find – today??


p.s. for sure, most of the things I find, I find when I’m looking for something else. I so seldom find what I set out to look for – but for sure, I do invariably find other treasures along the way!

p.p.s. on June 19th, i.e., several weeks later: I think what I lost (for a while in there) was my equanimity. A fancy word that (according to Wikipedia) means “a state of stability or composure arising from a deep awareness and acceptance of the present moment.” I’ve been working on re-locating it. The daily walk helps a lot…

p.p.p.s. I have so far failed to mention that all this arose during a time when I was getting ready to move. And then moving. I guess lots of us play “lost & found” at such times, & maybe lots of us lose our equanimity, too. I know I sure did…

‘Quote of the day’ w. this post: “Expect nothing; live frugally on surprise.” – Alice Walker