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Lost and Found

I lost something dear to me recently. Problem is, it was someone dear to me who lost the thing that is dear to me, so I had a little wrestle happening in my head between turning into a shrieking banshee mother and showing some grace a la Mother Theresa. I kept my cool. When I was a little tot my grandparents gave me a bracelet. It’s a pretty common style; gold chain and plate with my name engraved in looping letters. It has a locket too – my favourite part – with a blue enamel swallow. It’s old, the gold plating is peeling away now, but I still love it. I keep it in a ring box in my bedside table, and a certain little someone discovered it recently. The last sighting was of said toddler clutching the bracelet in one hand, ring box in the other, with a look of elation on his face, a giggle in his throat. “Put it back,” dad growled, and he wandered off. Later, I found the ring box …