Do you ever find yourself searching for something–like a lost necklace–only to graze your fingers over something you lost long ago? We lose things, and as time grows longer, our searches reach a halt. Maybe we stop looking because we lose hope or maybe we have even forgotten about those moments in which we frantically tore apart our living spaces. One day, though, you find it again. You find it after it has long been replaced. It has been replaced long enough to hold your patience, but now you've found your old necklace again, and you realize it now feels like a stranger too.
Lauren is a Ball State University alumna with a Bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She enjoys breakfast for dinner with a side of literary enjoyment.