The hunt begins for that which has been lost – or should I say mislaid. Papers are overturned, drawers emptied out. I recall the paper the letter was printed on and I remember thinking I had to put it in a safe place for when I needed it. Well, I put it away so safely I cannot remember where! I feel the panic inside of me begin to build. I need this document tomorrow and it is not in any if the logical places!
I take a deep breath. Breathe in, and breathe out. Closing my eyes, I try to clear my mind of all the panic that wishes to dominate my current thoughts. I begin again, from the beginning, with my search. I force myself to go slower, page by page, while my mind thinks back to the last time I used the letter. I slowly come to the realisation of why I could not find it. I go look in amongst the papers that are next to the scanner. I must have left it in the machine when I scanned it. Yes, there it is!
I sigh in relief. And tomorrow, when I come back home, I will make sure it goes in my file. I do not want to go through this panic again!
Do you often misplace your papers?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt: Lost)