Story of an earring – Day 99

Friday morning – As usual I brush my hair in car on the way to LHB’s school. The morning routine is to first drop LHB at his school and then drop me at station. So, in that 15 mins, I brush my hair and get ready. While brushing my hair, I notice that the earring in one of the ear is missing. I check around, get off at LHB’s school, jump twice to see if it falls down from my jacket/dress, check under car seat but all in vain. I couldn’t find it.

M checked around after going back home – the bed, under the pillow, kitchen, bathroom (only places that I frequent at the house) but all in vain. He couldn’t find it.

Friday evening – I came back home and ran my check again -the bed, under the pillow, kitchen, bathroom but all in vain. I couldn’t find it.

This is a gold earring that is more than a treasure to me. It is Amma’s earring that I borrowed from her like 20 years ago and never returned. I enjoy when she says “I did not give that ring to you. You took it from me and never returned”. I want to owe her something forever and like to keep it that way.

No matter, what earring I change to , this takes its place in few weeks and stays there until there is a need to change to another earring. I feel soooo comfortable wearing this.

I ranted about missing the earring to the whole world and its cousins except for the guy who sat next to me in train. He escaped by 1.5 minutes, the time I needed to calm myself down. The thought of never seeing it back again made me feel miserable.

Saturday morning (7:30am) – M demanded me to come downstairs right away. The half asleep me cursed him under my breath and slowly pulled myself downstairs. He asked “Is this what you are looking for?”. My eyes were blurry and when I rubbed my eyes and took a second look I jumped so high that I was about to hit the ceiling. Yes, I he found the earring. It was struck in the bathroom sink very close to the water outlet. It has stayed there for more than 24 hours beating the odds of getting washed out. I mean it is the frequently used sink of the house. It was just hanging in there for someone to come and rescue so it can stay with me forever and ever. I had goosebumps all day and texted my colleagues about finding the earring. Those who suffered my sobbing session on Friday.

I am ever grateful to this man of mine for finding this earring. I would not have been this much happier even if he had bought me some gift!!

Presenting the precious earring that is 20 years old and will grow older with me for the rest of my life 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Story of an earring – Day 99

  1. Wow! So glad you finally found the earring.
    I know the pain of losing something this precious and nostalgic, have had my earring wash down the sink a few years ago and couldn’t save it no matter what.

  2. Ani, I had goosebumps and was teary eyed from within reading this..I imagined you jumping with joy on seeing it again:-) keep it safe dear..I have a earring (my mother and I got made this same earring) and wear it quite often..when my school friend met me after like 10 years or so, she made fun that I was wearing the same one since I was a little girl..

    • exactly Ramya.. I have been wearing this for more than 15 years 🙂 I get goosebumps every time I read this post.. looks like each of us have such an ear ring 🙂

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