I’ve often commented to Jim that I’m convinced there’s a spirit in the house that seemingly lives in the kitchen. Many times we’ve found objects in very odd places in the kitchen that we’d been searching for months, sometimes years. Example: great pair of chopsticks a friend made. Wood, a nice balance and feel. We somehow lost one chopstick, so that meant we were left with one pair. Searched all over, never found it. Years later, Jim found the lone chopstick high up on a shelf stuck in between the cupboard wall and the little stack of drawers. How it got there, no idea. Very weird. Many other objects have appeared in the kitchen that have no business doing there.
Today, Jim called to me from the kitchen: “What’s your earring doing here by the toaster?” “What?!” I replied. He comes into the living room, an amber earring dangling from his hand. I told him I had no idea! But that earring was one of my favorites; sadly, I lost its mate years ago. I just held onto the earring out of … hope? I just couldn’t let go of it. But that one amber earring has been in my jewelry box — which is in another room, obviously –for decades. How it got there, in the kitchen, by the toaster, I have no idea. But, I was thinking the other day how I wish I had that other earring! A nice, simple amber earring. I have a few other pairs but don’t really like them and don’t wear them. Maybe the fairy or spirit heard my thought?
So now I’m off to see if the other earring is somewhere in my jewelry box. After dinner. (Turkey enchiladas in green sauce.)