MORAL OR METAPHOR
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Moral, metaphor, or simply wanting not to lose things?
A dozen years ago, I slipped and fell while walking my dog.
Returning home, I reached for keys to find my un-zippered pocket empty.
Steps retraced to the scene of the pratfall, I miraculously found a hole in a snowbank and retrieved my keys, all the while angst-ing over inconvenience gaining reentry to my home, getting new keys for home, car, and office.
Fast forward to two weeks ago, I returned from an afternoon property tour/traipse through deep snow and several stops along our journey – missing my wallet. Retracing steps at home, and in my mind, recalling everywhere I’d been. Too much angst- déjà vu realizing how much time/effort/cost to rebuild my wallet, to get new ‘everything’ …
There has to be a better way!
I googled my way to acquire ‘a bit of knowledge’ about air tags, sensors that connect to an app.
And, as everyone knows, there are services to locate mislaid phones.
Like many neophytes, I ordered a wallet with an Apple air tag and a package of air tab keyring fobs.
Quick, inexpensive, only need to await arrival from Amazon.
But, as my packages arrived, I realized there was some fine-print reading required; I learned that while these products are illustrated/photographed with Apple Air Tags, the Air Tags are not included.
Those, are sold separately*.
I ordered some Apple Air Tags to fit into keyring fobs and my new wallet and now enjoy knowing, so long as I don’t lose my phone, I can find my stuff!
I can now locate my keys, wallet, briefcase and computer bag from my phone. Even if they lay buried in a snowbank or buried under other stuff, when the app tells me I am close, I can make that Air Tag beep.
After all is said and done here, I’m comfortable knowing that if I lose or misplace one of these essential tools of life, I’m a click away from finding them. And the lesson is, zip your pockets, so your keys don’t go flying into a snowbank if you fall.
And, don’t lose your phone!
*I know, if I’d been thinking, I would have realized the price of those things were low enough that I should not have expected the Air Tags to be included; however, I was heartened when reading online comments from many others berating Amazon et al for misleading advertising – because they’d made the same incorrect assumption …
Beautifully put, and true. And good. Hugs (from a long time ago), WE, New York, NY …. P.S.: I moved into a world of metaphysics and got work at a high-end spa/wellness resort as a metaphysical practitioner (tarot, astrology, palmistry etc) which have always been a great love of mine, but which I put aside for many years when I was writing novels. I don't work at the spa any more, but was on a CBS news show recently so got a slew of Zoom clients lately, just when I thought I was kind of done with working. We moved recently from the house we'd been in since the 90s so that was a big deal but I'm very glad to be out of a very rural spot and into a walk-into-town place. (I'm sort of done with having to drive everywhere.) So - lots of changes. My latest (non-fiction) book is called “Be Still - How to Heal and Grow” which sometimes feels the opposite of your incredible energy and constant thinking and figuring things out and daily inspirations, and yet I don't think it is - sometimes reading your musings is like taking a walk with a friend. Which is what stillness is all about, really.