Lucy? Are you out there?

Ah Lucy, how I loved you.

You were my constant companion and shining light. Our time together was painfully short, but we hit it off instantly and became firm friends. I remember how you were so excited when we went to the beach, you couldn’t wait to call your mum and tell her about your glorious adventure. Your eye was always so wide with wonder and excitement and you were constantly chatting with people.

I remember the evenings best. You always liked a drink and could often be found at the bar, chatting up the boys and there was always a glass of wine or a beer nearby. And then there were our late breakfasts together, I was always in sunglasses, and we always had coffee together.

Our time together started to change when we returned to Melbourne, I didn’t see you very often, you became distant. We had that one night at that cocktail bar but after that…. Where are you Lucy? I looked for you at the airport, but I fear you are lost to me. Lost forever…..

I was devastated, I searched and searched for you, I asked my friends if they’d seen you, I upended everything, but alas, you were not to be found. Clearly, we are not meant to be together any longer.

Goodbye Lucy…..
Don’t worry about me, I will return to Target to replace you……

 


Our task for Writing101 today was to write about Loss, any type of loss. I travel a lot for work and took up photography a few years ago as a way to decompress from work in the evenings. I take my camera with me wherever I go and I try to get away for an hour or two in each city to explore and take some photos. In February, I decided to add Lucy to my camera gear, with the idea of taking photos of Lucy in various locations and sharing them with family and friends on Facebook while I was away. For our first (and last) trip, I took her to Lorne & Melbourne on a two-week work thing and had a great time posing her for various shots. I was at a conference and everyone was keen to get in on the act. Lucy was quite the floozy, having lots of drinks and partying hard. Somehow, she went missing on my return trip. I thought it would make a lighter-hearted post to write about this, I hope you enjoyed it.

x desleyjane

 

 

 

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78 Comments Add yours

  1. HumaAq says:

    Your blog made me smile, the way u wrote is an art in itself.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh! How wonderful, thank you so much!!

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  2. TK says:

    That was a cute twist! I was reading and going “oh this is so sad, what happened to Lucy” then I got to the Target bit and the pictures and laughed out so loud, I got weird looks from my coworkers. Thanks for taking a light-hearted approach for this! πŸ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks TK!! I was hoping it would work like that, wasn’t sure if the pictures were down far enough or if they would give the game away. Thanks, you made my day! X

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  3. I forgot about Lucy. I reckon someone took her. She was cute. Dare I say quietly can you get another? Sssshhhh

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yep! I’m off to Target on the weekend! Although I do have a pink robot which may be more appropriate. Actually she (the robot) is my logo for my science pages….

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      1. Oh I like Lucy I think maybe get two? GrinZXX

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Heheh, maybe Lucy and a different minion…..

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    2. desleyjane says:

      BTW gasp, how could you forget Lucy LOL!!

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      1. I know! Shame on me…

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  4. nalinki says:

    Lucy 2 plus the pink Robot – this could give a great story πŸ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      That’s true!! I should use both, right?!

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      1. nalinki says:

        sure! looking forward to seeing some of their pics

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  5. I love the writing and then the surprise at the end with Lucy in the pictures. A surprising, entertaining twist! Very clever. Great photos πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Lisa!

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  6. Loved the twist, DJ. Today’s prompt is generating a tsunami of tears at the commons.
    Very smart and fun post. And yes, I remember Lucy and missed her. Maybe she’s already in Amsterdam waiting for you. I’m going to look for her at the coffee shops! Maybe she’s having a space cake. Lol

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL I hope so! Let me know!!
      Thanks so much. X

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  7. This was very fun, dj. I didn’t figure out who Lucy was. She sounded like a party girl, but I knew that was not quite right. Cute pics, too! Also nice to read a lighthearted post about loss.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks hun, I did think about your Lucy while writing it 😦
      Xxx

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      1. Thanks for thinking about my Lucy. ❀

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        1. desleyjane says:

          I contemplated not posting it but I thought it might make you smile πŸ™‚

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          1. It did make me smile!

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  8. A.B Mood says:

    Until I scrolled down I thought you were actually talking about a real person.. Hahaha I feel so stupid right now πŸ˜› These pictures are so perfecttt ❀ Lucy looks so adorable in them πŸ™‚
    P.S. Can you please tell me what camera do you use? I'm envying you -_-

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hahaha! Don’t feel stupid, that was my cunning plan LOL. These Lucy pictures are all taken with my iPhone6. My “real” photos are with an Olympus OMD EM5. X

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      1. A.B Mood says:

        That’s the performance of the iPhone 6 camera?? I’m not an Apple fan but oh God I so wanna buy one now!
        And woah that’s one cool camera to have (y) I’ve read so many great reviews about it. I love photography but I never had quite enough money to buy a DSLR 😦 That’s why nowadays I’m researching on the best in the market. Can you suggest me a one that’s more in the affordable range for a grad student? πŸ˜›

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Oh! I just did this for another blogger friend as well. He wanted to buy mirror less but ended up going with a compact. Would you want to have interchangeable lenses?

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          1. A.B Mood says:

            I’ve heard that a mirrorless is pretty much as good as the DSLR, but I’m not an expert so I want something that would be suitable for a beginner. 😦

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Yes, I think mirror less is pretty much as good, but I might be biased. Ok let me take a look. Is there a price range you want to stick to?

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              1. A.B Mood says:

                Emm, it must stay in the $700-$800 range. :/ And I say it again, nothing too technical. It should be good for a beginner :3

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                1. desleyjane says:

                  Ok that’s great. You should get something really good for that. Would you want to have a fixed zoom lens or swap lenses in and out?

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                  1. A.B Mood says:

                    Definitely fixed zoom. As I said, I wanna keep things simple for me πŸ˜€

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                    1. desleyjane says:

                      Ok great. I wasn’t sure when you were talking about DSLR. Ok I am in the case!!!! X

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                    2. A.B Mood says:

                      I shall await your guidance, sensei πŸ˜‰

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  9. nty6x says:

    awww! Lucy may be gone but she has left behind a memorable set of photos. Didn’t realise it was your minion until it was too late XD

    I need to take my little photobuddies for photo sessions a bit more. Wanna join in? http://wp.me/p51zdQ-fa

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes I love your buddies!! I wanted to get a little lego scientist but can’t find them locally. Will have to go online I suspect.

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      1. nty6x says:

        hehehe. it would be a good motivation to get me out shooting -maybe also literally- them again. ohhh I’ve seen those girl scientist legos! would be awesome as the hostess for your experiments πŸ˜‰

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Right!!? Well, there might be something coming up for your photo buddies. Watch this space.

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          1. nty6x says:

            Sweet πŸ˜€ i got discouraged by their inability to move their limbs lol… But i shouldnt let that stop me!! Can’t wait to see your lego show πŸ˜€ lol

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            1. desleyjane says:

              There’s a lego shop in Brissie, I might check it out first!

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  10. Great twist, Desley! I was concerned you had lost a pet at first, then realized at “call your mum” that that wasn’t the case, and became even sadder. Joke’s on me/us πŸ˜€ Poor Lucy. I think, though, based on those pictures, she led a good life πŸ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Sorry to concern you dear Stacy! I warned the 101’ers that it was a lighthearted take on loss. She did, she had lots of fun! Thanks!!

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  11. Frederick says:

    Oh dear me! It sounded like Lucy and you had quite a bond! It must be tragic to lose her! *laughs*
    I liked this piece! It was very entertaining πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Frederick. We were kindred spirits *sobs*. LOL.

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  12. brittabottle says:

    Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P. Lucy. Haha, I do love the p.s., though. Made me laugh. πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL thanks Britta!! Am glad you like it. I think she will be replaced this weekend. X

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      1. brittabottle says:

        Well, that’s a relief!
        I mean, not for Lucy because she’s replaceable, but it’s sure good news for you!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Yes, poor Lucy. I like to think she’s found a nice life for herself in Melbourne, shacked up with a cute boy and partying all the time πŸ™‚

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  13. Mara Eastern says:

    Oh no! Lucy went missing? I’m devastated. Serious. I loved this constant element of your photos!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Fear not dear Mara. Lucy2.0 is coming πŸ™‚
      I have missed her too….

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  14. Eh, she probably ran off with some guy with a 2011 Chevy Avalanche, you know how those girls are…
    Seriously though, this was glorious and those pics are amazing! πŸ˜€

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Ah thanks Alex. Yeah she was a bit of a floozy, you never know!! LOL.

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  15. Thanks for making my day with that adorable story!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thanks Terri. I was worried that people might find it disrespectful as they were sharing their stories of actual loss but I hope that it lightened the mood instead πŸ™‚

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      1. Not at all, it was perfect. Loss can be studied so many different ways. I really enjoyed this!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Thanks Terri. I have been through an emotional roller coaster reading everyone’s beautiful and heartfelt stories of loss. It’s been a great exercise I think.

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          1. I’ll bet; I have too! I almost didn’t want to write my post about Oreo, but I had it as a blog I wanted to share. It was good to write it and then use the second and third parts as backstory to his good life! I hope we can hear more about Lucy πŸ˜‰

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            1. desleyjane says:

              Looking forward to the other parts of Oreo’s story. Hmmnnn, I wonder what Lucy is up to…

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  16. inidna says:

    You’re not only a great writer but an amazing photographer too! I loved these photos and reading this post just made me laugh and it really brightened up my day. Looks like you two had some great adventures! Also, that pink cupcake with the sprinkles (it is a cupcake, right?) looks scrumptious!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much! Yes it’s a cupcake and it was delicious!!! Lucy only had a small bite…

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  17. estelea says:

    What a great story, and beautiful picts πŸ™‚ The last sentence is just hilarious, as we say in France “le roi est mort, vive le roi!” (the King is dead, long live the King )

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hahaha thanks, that’s great.

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  18. Andy Townend says:

    Oh poor Lucy…..so easily replaced πŸ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh no I forgot! You just reminded me. Ok, tomorrow…. πŸ˜‹

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      1. Andy Townend says:

        Beware the purple minions though.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          LOL good to know.

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  19. Creatopath says:

    I was trying to work out who Lucy was too. Made me laugh. She’s so cute. What a shame she went missing.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, thanks, I’m glad it made you laugh that’s lovely. Thanks πŸ™‚

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  20. Gradmama2011 says:

    You got me! The twist on your Lucy post is wonderful… It’s hard to write good surprise things like this…good job!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much! LOL.

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