It’s Gone

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.


6 thoughts on “It’s Gone”

  1. I have never wear my wedding ring
    It is safely in the safe deposit box in bank vault
    Kinda hard to wear the ring when I need to wash my hand more than 30 times a day

    Adino: Good idea to keep in the bank vault!

  2. no worries la. upgrade lo… now poey chin can get a “better” ring… tats y she is so happy… hehe. hint hint perhaps? hehe

    Adino: Now cannot afford it… can only afford to downgrade

  3. Looking on the bright side, you can now get a wedding ring that really fits and don’t have to wear your ring on your thumb anymore! 🙂

    Adino: That’s a positive way of looking at the situation! But I don’t think I can afford another ring now.

  4. oh dear, i’m so sorry to hear this, adino (but yay for new ring! 🙂 i don’t wear mine either, both our rings are tucked away in a jewelry box.

    don’t feel too bad now. be thankful you’ve only lost the ring, not your wife and family 🙂 cherish them more instead! and btw, they are growing to be such beautiful children!

    Adino: Now I know why wise people keep their wedding rings in safe storage. Like you said, I’m thankful that I’ve only lost the symbol, but I still have the actual thing that is reflected by the symbol.

  5. Sorry to hear about the ring but like the rest said… get a new pair. 🙂

    My mom and dad doesn’t wear theirs too.

    Adino: Now I’m beginning to see a pattern. Wise people don’t wear their wedding rings!

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