One constant in life is change. And when things change, invariably you lose some of the things that bring you comfort or happiness. What do you miss?
The types of things you miss can vary quite widely. It might be a material object, like a child missing a favorite teddy bear.
Others might miss a person, like a particularly meaningful teacher, or a family member that is far away, or deceased. You might even combine a physical object and a person, like a shirt reminding you of your father.
Maybe you fondly recall your favorite meal at a restaurant that has since closed. Or attending a concert of a band that has broken up.
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There are also more abstract things to miss. Maybe you wish you were carefree like you were as a child, before you gained adult responsibilities.
On the other hand, you might miss things simply because you have grown older. Do you remember when you were skinny, or had all your hair, or didn’t need glasses?
Adding to all of this, of course, are the restrictions that have been in place over the last couple of years due to the pandemic. Some of us haven’t been traveling, or spending time with friends or loved ones. Our lives have changed in many ways since we went into lockdown back in March of 2020.
So what is it for you: a object, a person, a memory of days gone by? What do you miss?