Do you lose things?
I do. Keys are a favourite. Today I lost my phone – only for half an hour.
Sometimes I lose things that aren’t actually things. Like losing my way, or losing interest. I seem to lose time too. I look up and realise I seem to have lost several hours.
How do you lose something that doesn’t physically exist?
Ultimately though, these are all recoverable, or when push comes to shove, they don’t really matter. They can be replaced, recovered or simply forgotten about. We move on.
Don’t ever lose your curiosity though. Or your sense of fun. Or your compassion for yourself. Or your sense of who you are. Or your sense of belonging. Or your sense of value, or place in this world. Or your humanity. Don’t lose yourself.
These are harder to recover from. Hold them close. Guard them devotedly.