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.
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.