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Thursday, October 19, 2017

My “Garbage” Becomes A “Treasure” To Someone Else!

This simply tells what it feels to lose my once-considered garbage to becoming another man's treasure.

How ironic life is, that my “garbage” of today—items no longer serving a purpose (truth: it simply needs to go due to lack of space in our on-going down-sized living)—was once-upon-a-time my beloved treasure. And yet this same garbage today becomes someone’s happy find, a treasure to another.

“Finders’ keepers’, losers’ weepers…”

Yes, I actually cried at seeing it all gone!

No sooner had I taken out my “garbage” than it was swiftly picked up. It disappeared in a matter of moments. No doubt taken by sharp eyes watching from somewhere nearby. As soon as I had placed my garbage—decorative flower pots, dishes, wicker baskets…and more—next to the smelly bins at our apartment complex, I immediately felt a twinge of pain in my heart; probably the accumulated memories resurfacing and spilling over.

It goes without saying that I will feel regret for a while to come, at having tossed away many of my treasures. Though I am trying to take comfort that they’ve gone to a new home, that they belong to an individual that will now appreciate them (as I once used to), admire and make them useful again.

My loss is now their gain.

Due to reasons like the spiraling of the economy that began in the Silicon Valley about twenty-something years ago, with the loss of jobs, followed by lack of money, and then constantly having to move which forced down-sizing along the way, well, we’ve had to let go and lose many precious things. We’ve purged, and purged some more. Our loss over the years has been large and painful, but we can’t cry for ever over spilled milk!

We dream a life to be; we live to dream that life! (vka)



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7 comments on My “Garbage” Becomes A “Treasure” To Someone Else!

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By riginal on March 18, 2016 at 09:20 am

And amid the 'garbage loss', the spirit of 'renewal.' Sudden turning points at any time in life allows you to embrace anew the treasure of change, with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you and your partner can cope supremely because you have adapted to change without inner turmoil ongoing. Sometimes we can't let go emotionally,you have, and in doing so the material things in life take a back seat and not adjusting to circumstance we are all guilty of at some point in our lives. Nice piece, and peace settles comfortably. You've turned hard luck into something positive...it's called character and 'can do.' Good to see you back HRC. :>)

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

Always spoken from your giving heart...I so can realte to this my amiga....Wonderful...hugs

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By HomeRearedChef on March 25, 2016 at 03:59 pm

Thank you, Riginal! And I love your words of encouragement, they are appreciated. (I still do very much miss my chickens and ducks, and picking my fresh vegetables during the summer.) Cheers amigo....

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By HomeRearedChef on March 25, 2016 at 03:59 pm

And you are the person I admire greately, Barbara, because your words are always spoken softly and from a kind heart. Hugs dear amiga!

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By Uttam Gill on March 26, 2016 at 09:43 am

From one beholder to another...you hold the guts to manage the change...I can read that ...so well written..with best wishes

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By HomeRearedChef on March 30, 2016 at 02:19 pm

Thank you, Riginal, for your comment and welcoming back. It is good to be back. I have missed writing, however, I could not find my voice for writing for a long time there.

I look forward to socializing with my amigos here on Broo again! :)

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By HomeRearedChef on March 30, 2016 at 02:21 pm

Uttam, I am really trying to accept the so many changes my husband and I have had to go through over the twenty-something odd years, but the road traveled has been a challenging one. Though we must go on...

Thank you for coming here today, it is truly a pleasure to see you!

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