Thursday, January 15, 2015

Spin Cycle - Lost

This week's Spin Cycle prompt is Lost.  Not lost as in missing, but the word lost and all it's many meanings.
There are far more meanings for the word lost than I thought:
1.  no longer possessed or retained:  lost friends.
2.  no longer to be found: lost articles.
3.  having gone astray or missed the way; bewildered as to place, direction, etc.: lost children.
4.  not used to good purpose, as opportunities, time, or labor; wasted: a lost advantage.
5.  being something that someone has failed to win: a lost prize.
6.  ending in or attended with defeat: a lost battle.
7.  destroyed or ruined: lost ships.
 
The refrain of "I can't find it"  is often heard in our house.  Nothing is really lost, or at least not totally.  But on occasion things do go away for a while and are harder to find.  
I have become the ultimate finder of the lost things in our house.  I'm not sure if it genetic, or I just have guys that can't find anything, but if they lose something they come to me to find it. I usually do, eventually.
My mother has a way of making the things she loses come back to her.  She tells on herself.  If she can't find something, she calls me and tells me she can't find it.  9 times out of 10 the lost item turns up shortly after she tells on herself.
Looking at the definition of lost, most don't have a positive connotation to them.  However, there are times when something lost isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Take losing a job.  Well, losing my job about the time I had Bruiser.  It didn't seem like a good thing at the time, but right now I am in a good place and I don't think I would be here if not for losing my job exactly when I did. So not totally a bad thing to lose my job. I guess it's all in how you look at things.

What would your spin on lost be?

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3 comments:

Ginny Marie said...

I can usually find lost things in my house, too, but this last time my husband found the lost thing...I'm writing my blog post right now!

I didn't think about losing a job. That's an interesting spin! I'm glad you are in a good place now.

Janice Adcock said...

I tease my husband that if something has to be moved for him to find something, he will never find it! Glad the lost job worked out well for you.

Amy Cattapan said...

I like how your mom "tells on herself" when she loses things! LOL! That's awesome. I may have to try it the next time I lose something!

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