Lost & Found is the story of my life. Acceptance. Happiness, self esteem, custody, streams of income. Being loved. Feeling depressed. My voice. joy. Friends. Lovers. All Lost & Found or Found & Lost. Nothing is permanent except change.
The false belief that “it”, whatever it is, is never coming back, is a trick we play on ourselves. It’s “lost” to us. But miscellaneous emotions and people “magically” reappear in our lives when we least expect it. Thanks to facebook, this happens a lot.
The young kimi was very lost; in my youth i was a hot mess. I didn’t and still don’t have a clue where I’m going, but I’m no longer lost. Tolkien & me, we know things. “all who wander are not lost”. Found isn’t the right word for me either, sounds too religulous. Found is a penny from heaven. Found is a shiny old friend.
Remember the island of misfit toys? on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer? That really struck me. Those poor toys, just because they were a little flawed, would never be loved by a child. That was so sad. I could relate a lot to how they felt, but they at least had eachother. That emotion of outcast, exclusion, rejection... stuck with me.
The Outsiders was another example that rang my bell. Those kids had my heart. Always had a soft spot for the wrong side of the tracks boys.
Back to Lost & Found. Misfit Toys. Forgotten items. These appear, what was once in our life, a ring, car keys, a husband, they reappear as if by magic. Like a moon appearing from behind a cloud. It’s back. Surprising you but not really because, hey it was yours to begin with, at least you’d spend time together to get to “claim” it or them as yours at the Lost & Found. I was a child lost at the Fair and my mexican grandma came & got me at the "Lost & Found". Or a cousin. I can't remember. I do know my white grandma & grandpa married each other twice.
I like to think they’ve just returned from a long journey where perhaps they weren’t lost, but were learning how life sucks without the other in it. So they come back. The sock, the keys, the old friend or crush. & You become their Found. They come home.
enjoy these facebook reuinion moments: