LOST and FOUND

Isn’t it funny how the best part of a story always involves someone getting lost? Like Little Red Riding Hood getting lost in the forest or two people getting ‘Lost in Translation’ or Dorothy getting lost on her way to The Wizard of Oz. Funny how getting lost is considered a hindrance or how it’s considered a waste of time or a bad situation. How people tend to get into a frenzied state of worry or panic about losing their way or losing material things.

Funny how when you get lost you discover so many hidden streets with names you’ve never heard of. How tiny stores with weird displays and hidden gardens seem so magical. Funny how when you get lost you tend to notice all the little things, like people rushing by and children playing in a park. How the little things in life that we take for granted everyday seem so much more prominent.

Funny how the blue of the sky and the warmth of the sun on your skin makes getting lost not such a bad thing. How every breath fills your lungs with fresh air and new life and assures you that though you may be lost, you are still alive.

Funny how when you get lost you hear the sound of the traffic and feel the rattle of the train running by. How everything around you seems to move at an unstoppable pace and you seem to be frozen in time, moving to the sound of your own metronome.

Funny how you seem to notice those everyday things when you get lost, that you don’t normally pay any mind to. How life seems so much more extraordinary when you start to notice the ordinary.

As for me, I rather enjoy getting lost. Losing my bearings, losing all inhibitions, losing track of time, losing myself in the moment. Lost is a place I feel most at home, a place where I make the most amazing discoveries while walking down unknown streets, past unfamiliar faces. I try to get lost everyday. Lost in love, lost in thought, lost in the time, lost in imagination. Because getting lost makes the getting found that much more amazing.

Funny how finding what you’ve lost, feels like coming back to life. Whether you’ve lost your direction, your purpose, a love, a friend or just a penny, finding it makes life seem that more precious and makes you appreciate getting lost that much more. Because sometimes we need to completely lose ourselves in order to really find ourselves.

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