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snowlandia.

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Snowlandia Śnieżny Labirynt in ZakɔˈPanɛ

 the biggest snow labyrinth in the world

perhaps the perfect place
for when you want to be lost and cold at the same time
smack dab in the middle of somewhere beautiful

“winter, through your hoary frost, I travel on, longing to be lost.”

angie weiland-crosby

Piłsudskiego 38 (nieopodal Wielkiej Krokwi im. Stanisława Marusarza), Zakopane, Poland

why did the chicken….?

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foghorn leghorn of television fame

 

and yet another wonderful nextdoor post on my neighborhood site:

Did you have a chicken missing?  We have a Leghorn chicken who appeared in our back yard this morning.  She is now in our coop with our three,  However, we really don’t need or want another chicken so if she is yours, please message me to arrange a time to come and collect her.  We have marked her feet with a purple antiseptic so we can identify which one is yours.

Posted in Lost & Found to The River District

“i dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.”

-ralph waldo emerson

 

image credit: warner brothers animation

stamped.

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  a notice recently arrived 

telling me the stamps i’d ordered online

 from the post office this past summer

were finally arriving in my mailbox

it had been so long

 i’d forgotten about them

told me what day they’d be delivered 

then they weren’t there

even though

they were marked as ‘delivered’ online.

they were not there all week

went to the post office

i have the nicest mailman in the world

but wanted to see if they could find them

woman at the desk

said i had to request a refund on their website

after navigating through

using the tracking code

filling in all the blanks 

it responded

“not eligible for refund as it was not insured.”

read it a couple of times

wait, wasn’t it coming from them to me?

weren’t they the post office, the ones who i was buying them from?

weren’t they supposed to deliver them to me?

wasn’t that their one job?

my mailman said he’ll check all the boxes nearby 

but i fear they are lost in the abyss.

next time i’ll ask them to please insure their own product before trying to send it to me using their services.  

“and then she had to fill out so many forms she forgot why she had come and what she had left behind.”

-amy tan

lost in translation.

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reminiscing about my visit

to beautiful ireland

 six years back, in july

how we found our way around the country

oh, we did a few turn-arounds here and there

as you can see above

but somehow we always ended up where we were going

eventually.

even with directions asked and kind answers given

regional accents, local advice, and lore

 thrown in for good measure

it could be a challenge at best

‘”oh, just go over the hill for a bit, turn at the old barn, you’ll see a huge green field with hills, and some sheep, and then a pub, they don’t have the best sandwiches but stop in for a pint, say hi to seamus for me if you see him, he’s a good lad, he just had that one thing that wasn’t really his fault, and all is forgiven, and oh, don’t turn by the church, go past it, there’s no sign, but you’ll see a big rock where john’s shed used to be before it burnt down in that fire in ’79 when everything was so dry, and take a sharp turn there….”  – and so on.

whether bumping along on a sheep path, sharing a two-way road with one lane, or driving half in a hedgerow

we found all the places we wanted to be

and discovered so many surprising and magical places along the way.

“going in the wrong direction, but making really good time.”

-cheri huber

finding yourself.

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A missing man in Turkey accidentally joined his own search party for hours before realizing he was the person they were looking for, local media reports.

Beyhan Mutlu had been drinking with friends on Tuesday when he wandered into a forest in Bursa province.

When he failed to return, his wife and friends alerted local authorities and a search party was sent out.

Mr Mutlu, 50, then stumbled across the search party and decided to join them, NTV reported.

But when members of the search party began calling out his name, he replied: “I am here.” He was taken aside by one of the rescuer workers to give a statement. “Don’t punish me too harshly, officer. My father will kill me,” he reportedly told them. Police then drove Mr Mutlu home. It is not clear if he was given a fine.

“you cannot find yourself till you lose yourself.”
― Abhijit Naskar, Sleepless for Society
credits:
bbc news

the lost and found is lost.

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today

when the kinders found things out of place

they went to put them in our class lost and found

but discovered it was missing. 

the class then set out to find the lost and found

that was lost

until someone found it

and proudly put it back in place

then the mini wooden zebra, the blue rubber spider, and the green magna-tile

found a place to wait until we can find where they belong.

“first up, the lost and found has gone missing.

it itself, is lost.

so please try not to lose anything until we find it.”

-michael scott, the office 

 

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