I know what sentimental value is. I know it is priceless.
For decades I have worn a simple chain around my neck with a Torah charm hanging from it. It was a Chanukah gift from my sons so many years ago. I rarely took it off. It was a part of me. Earlier this week, after it fell off my neck twice, I took it off to have the clasp repaired. I placed it on my bureau until I could get the repair done. It has simply.......... disappeared!
I have torn the house apart looking for it, checking the pockets of everything I have worn in the past two weeks, moved the bureau, dusted and mopped everywhere, opened and checked every drawer, checked every pocket in every purse, looked in rooms that I KNOW it wouldn't be in. It just is not anywhere!
To say I am devastated is an understatement. First of all, I treasured that piece of jewelry because it was a gift from my sons. Secondly, how does something disappear into thin air, for gawds sake???
Unfortunately, this is not the first time I lost something so dear. Just before we moved to Arizona, we were out with friends and I had on a very unusually designed pearl ring that my dad had given to me when I was 15. I lost that ring that night. And even though we scoured the car, the restaurant, the sidewalk to and from that restaurant, it, too, just disappeared. I am still heartbroken about that because my dad gave it to me.
Neither of these items are very expensive. But their sentimental value is beyond measure. The ring is a lost cause but the Torah on a chain? Maybe it will turn up when I least expect it. That's what Warren keeps telling me. Gawd, I hope he's right.