Note: I originally wrote this post back on November 20, 2014 and I never published it because I felt silly feeling sad over a material item that was probably worth only $30. More to come at the bottom of this post –
I’ve been dwelling on something that’s making me sad. And because I’ve spent far too much time thinking about this material item, I just wanted to write something down and move forward.
I lost my acorn necklace.
I’m not into acorns and don’t think I own anything else associated with an acorn. I don’t even know why I had the impulse to purchase it in the first place but I’m guessing I wanted the daily reminder to choose smarter decisions and to spend more time outside; which I have been doing ever since.
I know I bought it in downtown Saratoga Springs at the Silverado and I’m guessing it was the summer of 2009 because I’m photographed wearing it throughout my road trip across the country. I wore that necklace every single day.
When I traveled to China.
And for my family’s last portrait.
I wore that necklace in Burlington while preparing for my first marathon.
That acorn was worn out with friends, both old and new- especially when I was single.
The necklace even accompanied me for our annual Autumn trip.
All photographs of me between 2009 and this time last year had that acorn in it. And I’m sad that it’s no longer on this journey with me. It’s been about a year now of me hoping it would turn up, but it hasn’t. I’ve reached out to the company and searched the Internet, but the necklace can no longer be purchased. I don’t want a different acorn necklace, I want that necklace. (Que the Veruca Salt voice, “I want it nooooow!”)
And that’s where the original post stopped.
When looking back into the archives on this site, I lost my acorn necklace for the first time back in 2012 but found it after moving and unpacking. You can see that post and a photograph of me wearing the necklace here.
I can tell you that five years later, I still think about that necklace often. On January 11, 2016 I emailed the company again to see if they had one or knew of any stockists that could possibly still have that design on their shelves. Dead end. And then last week on November 15th I did the same thing, emailing the company after searching the internet because of a photograph that popped up in my FB memories made me sad – I was wearing the necklace. They didn’t have one – it was a discontinued design.
And then I found it. Not the identical necklace but the same acorn from the same brand on a silk string. It was legit the most sketchy website I have seen in a long time but I called the number and left a message for the “shop” owner. I didn’t wait for her return phone call because I was too excited and placed the order – heck, the site was PayPal verified sooooooo there’s a good chance I could get my money back if I never got the item. Well, Carol called and she had the necklace still in stock!
And today, on November 20, 2019, five years after starting this post, the acorn necklace was delivered to my doorstep!
Carol has a second necklace and I’m buying that one as well – JUST IN CASE.
It’s funny how the Universe works sometimes.