I don’t suspect that things will start to disappear suddenly.
I don’t think that anyone is out to get me…or get my stuff.
I feel pretty safe, most of the time.
But….you hear stories about the things that go away….the calls to the pawn shop trying to track down stolen items….the pain of loss at someone else’s hands.
You hear the stories.
Maybe it’s a good idea to protect yourself….even if it’s only a little.
We bought some padlocks yesterday.
New locks to lock it down tight.
New locks that scream “LOOK IN HERE….IF YOU CAN FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET PAST MEEEEEEEE (!)….THE NEW LOCK!! THIS IS WHERE IT IS!! ALL THE GOOD STUFF IS IN HERE…..WITH ONLY ME….THE NEW LOCK…..STANDING IN YOUR WAY!!”
I don’t think that I’ll sleep any better with a new lock in my life.
I don’t think that Sparrow gives a flip about what stuff stays and what stuff goes.
“What we have” doesn’t register with her.
She only cares about “who we are”.
She lets us sleep some nights.
She doesn’t care about locks.
But, anyway….we have locks now.
It would be a drag to lose the tools I need to do my work.
I’d be PO’d if some meth head stole some of my stuff to buy some drugs.
I would be PO’d if somebody ripped us off.
That’s not going to happen now.
I have locks.
Now, if you pay attention to something called the “law of attraction”, you understand that we attract into our lives the things that we think about.
If we think that people are good….it’s surprising how many good people we run into.
If we think that people are a bunch of cranked up meth head thieves….it’s probably no surprise that the percentage of people like that who we see goes up.
I wonder if I’ll see some sneakers sneaking around my stuff now that I have these new locks?
But, like they say….better safe than sorry.
I’d hate to be sorry about anything.
Love is never having to say you’re sorry.
Did you know that?
“lock & key” Sara Watkins