Two Small Blue Boxes
Gunjan Sharma Arora

Gunjan Sharma Arora — I am so sorry that your precious pieces of jewelry have been lost. That is quite different than car keys, a flip phone or some batteries. Your pieces were important because of the memories and feelings associated with them.

I once received a bracelet as a gift. It was a black cord with a small Buddha charm. It came attached to a card explaining that the cord would eventually fray and break. Most likely, when that happened the Buddha charm would be lost. It was intended to be a reminder to practice non-attachment.

The first time my cord broke, it was winter. The Buddha fell right into my mitten. I replaced the cord.

The second time it broke, I found Buddha on the driveway. I replaced the cord.

The third time, the charm was forever lost.

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