Today I lost one of my most favorite possessions: one of my Tiffany pearl earrings. I lost it in that way in which I (barring a miracle) will never see it again – not just misplaced it. Guys, I love these earrings. If you look at almost any picture of me at any point in the last six or so years, you’ll see me wearing them. They class up any outfit and they don’t make my sensitive ears go all weird cause they’re made of cheap metal like most of my other earrings. They’re pretty much my I’ll-die-in-these earrings.
After I realized I lost it, searched frantically for it and realized it was gone, I started thinking about it. While I was certainly upset, I didn’t cry about it and I certainly didn’t let it ruin my day. I’m not pleased that I’ll have to buy another pair but I realized that it’s just stuff. It wasn’t an irreplaceable heirloom I’d lost. I definitely have plenty more important things in my life to be upset about that the pearl earring just didn’t seem like something to lose my head over. It’s just “stuff”.
That’s not to say I wouldn’t be upset if it hadn’t been something else I’d lost – my Tiffany floating diamond necklace, my grandmother’s class ring, my dad’s wedding ring – but those things are irreplaceable to me.
RIP pearl earrings.