Today I passed one of those telephone pole posters for a missing dog in Tallahassee. It made me think of the things of mine that have been lost or stolen over the years: a phone, an iPod, various cherished books, a couple nice jackets, a high school crush’s phone number, a watch, my dead uncle’s crucifix chain, a hundred umbrellas.
Each of these items meant something to me beyond its monetary value or functional purpose. The phone represented the friends I’d accumulated in high school, the iPod stood for my taste in music. Losing my crush’s phone number was appropriate because, in many ways, I’d already lost her. And losing my uncle’s chain hurt because I’d already lost him a few years earlier to colon cancer.
For this journal entry, I would like you to think of an object, or a person, you have lost. Write your entry as though you were writing a poster for your missing thing. Describe it (or them) in a way that makes it clear to the reader why it is important to you. Tell us what to do if we should find this thing (or person), or perhaps give a message to whoever stole it.
200-300 words. Due Sunday, 10/6, at midnight.