Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I lost my spiral necklace

I lost my spiral necklace. I wore it every day for thirty years. A simple metal spiral, quite large, it hung from a leather lace. I don't have a photo of it. Sometimes I wore it underneath my blouse, like an amulet. It was simple, curvy. It was me.
This may seem trivial, but to me, it is not.
Loss. Disappearance. I wonder if it was my fault? There must be a reason.

24 comments:

Jeana Marie said...

Oh no! Is there a chance you can find it again? I'm so sorry.

No, not trivial. I understand.

My grandpa gave me a hematite necklace just before he died...it was a heart. He bought it in Alaska. I wore it all the time. A year later when my grandma was visiting me I was walking through a carpark carrying Leilani - she pulled the necklace ...it fell to the ground...seeing it break was like grandpa dying all over again. It wasn't with me for as long...but I understand the loss. Remember when I almost lost the stone in my wedding ring? That was a dreadful feeling. I still need to get it repaired.

hugs.

Jeana

Jacky said...

I hope you find it.... it's important.

Jacky xox

Gina said...

Sometimes things just happen - no-ones fault. I hope you find your necklace Judy.

Penny Berens said...

I know and understand the feeling of loss. For 50 years I wore a sharks tooth I had retrieved myself from the ocean blue as a child. I lost it in the move out here and still mourn it's moving on to somewhere or someone else.

saraz said...

I had a chain with three charms, charms my husband had given me that meant something to him. One day it was gone. I suspected that I lost it on the country road in front of my house while walking my dog. A few days later, my dog found the chain for me, but the charms were no where to be found. A year later, walking on that same road, I saw a glint of silver. There were the three charms. Home again. Maybe your necklace will come home again as well.

Deb said...

I clutched my neck when I read this even though I've never worn anything there for long, I felt your gesture and that sad emptiness.

A mermaid in the attic said...

Not trivial at all. On my 43rd birthday, and being silly trying to prove I could still climb like a 10 year old, I climbed to the top of a rope tower in a children's playground. When I climbed down again, the little watch my husband had given me (years before he became my husband!) on my 22nd birthday was gone from my wrist. We searched but it was lost in the sand forever. I'm wearing a new watch now, a Christmas gift from him, and a more expensive one than he could afford as a 21 year old student and part-time waiter. But somehow it's not quite the same.

Dolores said...

I do feel your loss. Don't dwell on it, it does no good. Perhaps it will return and if not, there is nothing you can do about it. It was not your fault. Is there really no photo of you when you have it on?

Judy Martin said...

There MUST be a photo of me wearing it, you are right. Shall look.

Phyllis said...

I would be sad too. In reading the comments I see that everyone has a story of mutual loss. Not sure why we have to suffer losses like this...part of living with the cycles of up and down, the waves of emotion and how we adjust to these is my guess. I hope that you find it.

jude said...

maybe it is not lost.

deanna7trees said...

maybe it is now living with someone who desparately needed to be lifted up. so maybe you have given a very precious gift.

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

This also happened to me one month ago and I still feel my stomach uncomfortable when I remember it...

My grandma used to say in this cases: "it went with the wind"

Velma said...

maybe it's waiting for you to be found.

April said...

oh momma! is that what you said on my machine? that you lost your address book and your spiral necklace!? no wonder you sounded so so sad.
oooooh mommmia! i have a feeling it will turn up!
and look i found this picture of you wearing it in 10 seconds, so i know theres gotta be more out there in the world....can you post pictures to blogger?

loving you, talk soon! xo april

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April said...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=763357424251&set=a.763349510111.2383038.81000094


its a pic of you in gracie's album.
xo

Robin Olsen said...

I know how connected we can be to something like that, so I feel your loss--hopefully it's just temporary. I love the spirals in these pieces..

Judy Martin said...

Yes, I also lost my address book .

I hope that both necklace and address book are in the same place - and that they will turn up.

Thanks for all your care.
xx

La Dolce Vita said...

when I loose a signature piece of jewelry or a totem thing, I always think that it was time to let go of it and move on to another piece of "expression", perhaps you have grown and not realized that the spiral is no longer a totem for you...

raquel said...

texto y obra por igual de bella

Heather Hutchinson said...
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Heather Hutchinson said...

"It wasn't worn,
Because I liked it,
It wasn't even,
My favorite:
But it triggered,
What I knew I should remember."

I hope the lost is found soon. xoxo

T said...

when you have had something so long its hard to not have it anymore.....maybe you will find it. can you retrace your steps....

I lost my mobile phone three weeks ago, and I am still looking in the bushland for it. don't you just hate that.

xt

T said...

by the way all these spirals are wonderful...

xt