I feel like such an idiot.
I didn’t even know exactly when or where it happened.
Last Monday morning, I suddenly realized that my wedding ring was no longer on my hand.
I stood stunned, staring at my hand. I looked at my naked finger, turning my palm back and forth hoping my eyes were playing tricks on me.
I tried to remember the last time I saw the ring but could not think straight. Panic was rising within me and sweat dripped down my face.
No… this can’t be happening.
My Silver Ring of Regeneration (+2HP) was gone forever.
Since I lost some weight in the middle of the year, my ring didn’t fit my finger any more.
I could still wear it but I had to be careful because it slipped off too easily.
I think it must have come off when I was cleaning the dishes or throwing out some food packaging. I did remember hearing a louder-than-usual clank in the rubbish bag, but at that time I couldn’t see anything.
Sometimes I don’t turn on the light in the kitchen to save electricity.
I went to the rubbish bin to dig through our trash but did not find anything.
It was gone.
This was the stuff you see happening on TV sitcoms and laugh about. I never thought it would happen to me, but it did.
We searched everywhere, I even went to search in the swimming pool. We searched the car, searched the whole condo.
Sigh. I probably lost it last Saturday, because I still remember seeing it on Friday night.
How do I feel?
What can I feel? I feel a sense of loss. Mostly I feel very foolish.
I don’t know if you remember, but I recently wrote about being forgetful. I just knew something like this was going to happen.
Something symbolic and valuable is gone because of my carelessness.
The financial loss isn’t much, I did not have the money to get an expensive ring. It’s more of an emotional and sentimental loss.
Poey Chin is taking all of this with a sense of humour.
She tells me that we can now ‘upgrade’ to get better wedding rings.
You would think that she will get angry at me, but I realize what a wonderful and special woman she is (trying to suck up a bit here).
I still can’t believe I did something like that.