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find it?

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due to my utter lack of any sense of direction

i am always a bit shocked

when someone asks me how to get somewhere

and i do wonder….

“you’ll get lost and then you’ll find it.” 

-mark darrah, ‘a catalogue of common people’

 

 

 

 

image credit: purple clover

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finding myself.

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one saturday night in 2012, a search party was organized in iceland to hunt for a woman who had apparently failed to return to her tour bus. but the twist? she had. she became part of the search party looking for her, unaware that she was the subject of everyone’s concern.

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the tour bus in question had stopped near iceland’s eldgja canyon and the woman in question took the opportunity to go freshen up and change clothes.

when she reboarded the bus, the rest of the passengers didn’t realize it was her. instead, they became alarmed that she’d gone missing. the driver waited for an hour before the police were called.
things escalated. a search of the area took place, joined by around 50 people, some in vehicles, many on foot. the coast guard was alerted, and the search went on for several hours.
it wasn’t until three in the morning that the truth became apparent: that the woman everyone thought was missing was actually helping them in the search. once she realized she was the missing tourist, she informed the police. the search was called off.
moral of the story? it’s always worth properly counting the number of people on a tour bus. no matter what they happen to be wearing.


“not only do I not know what’s going on,

i wouldn’t know what to do about it if i did”

 – george carlin 

credits: mentalfloss.uk

winning is habit. unfortunately, so is losing. – vince lombardi

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it’s been a week filled with

lots of ‘lost’

and

some measure of ‘found’

lose one

find one

lose another

find something i wasn’t looking for

and didn’t know i was missing

and so it goes

glasses

cell phone

laptop

backup glasses

one earring

one shoe

retracing steps

using the sesame street approach

blending the good news with the bad

searching

crossing fingers

voodoo chanting

all leading to

 mixed results

and

an

acceptance

of this past time

as my way of life

happy

 that at least i know

where my teeth are.

for now.