Friday 10 May 2013

"I have lost something. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I know I didn't always feel this... sedated. But you know what? It's never too late to get it back. "

Have you ever walked down the street and spotted a child's toy lying on the side of the pavement, a lonely shoe or a single glove? whenever i see one i always feel a little sad at the thought of the poor child that's missing it, if they have even realised. That was us today, missing a toy and we didn't even know it yet. Today as i cleaned the kitchen i started to think 'i wonder how that toy would feel if it had feelings?'

Because I'm probably a little crazy and I'm always randomly coming up with strange ideas (usually when I'm washing up), i decided tonight i was going to indulge myself and let one of my ideas be the basis of the post. There's many great films out there that start off at the end of the film, the closing of the main story or an event that follows and then they back track to the beginning. Pulp fiction or Sin city for example. One of my favourites and my theme for the post is 'American beauty'.

So now I'm going to leave you in the capable hands of the star of the show, our lost toy...

"My name is Mr Fish. This is my neighborhood. 
This is my street. This... is my life. 
I'm about 5 hours old. In less than an hour, I'll be dead...

Of course, I don't know that yet.

But lets go back to where the story began.
It all started at around 10am, i was freed from my beautifully decorated bubble wrap cocoon.
I was from a place called The Toadstool,
A magical place where they find homes for new toys like me.

My new owner, a handsome looking boy,
blonde flowing locks and a smile that was contagious.
He barely put me down all morning, taking me everywhere he went.
It was bliss.

Look at me, Skeleton hanging out of my body.
This will be the high point of my day. 
It's all downhill from here.

At around three i was taken outside by my new owner.
He's only young, he doesn't understand, he dropped me in the street.
I was alone in the world and as i lay there in the pouring rain,
i was ignored by many passers by, left with no chance of survival.

I guess I could be pretty annoyed about what happened to me... 
but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. 
Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, 
my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst...

...and then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, 
and then it flows through me like rain 
and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life...

You have no idea what I'm talking about, 
I'm sure. But don't worry... 

You will someday."

Now i'm not going to leave the story on a bad ending that's not my style, plus you have already seen the picture of Mr Fish lying in the rain so you may have already guessed that he found his way back to us. On the way back to the car we saw him in the street. I had no idea that Opeie had even taken him out of the car, let alone dropped him. But there he was with his cold dead eyes looking up at us. He wasn't gone forever and with a little resuscitation from Opeie he was back to his old self.

So if you do ever see that lost toy, lonely shoe or single glove spare a thought for the owner, pick it up, leave it on a wall they may be back shortly to collect it. We were one of the lucky ones and Mr Fish will get extra love now off Opeie because of it. Thanks The Toadstool.


Em @ snowingindoors said...

I'm glad you found the fish again, and awesome American Beauty-ing of the blog post, I'm going to have to watch the film again now!

We always put lost things somewhere safe and visible, I know how upset our kiddos would be if we lost a toy or favourite hat.

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Thank you, the post was completely lost on Mrs M she said 'i don't really understand it' at least you get it. i pick things up to i feel bad for the child xx

Jenny at The Brick Castle said...

American Beauty is one of my favourite films - never actually expected to see it linked with a dead fish, but it goes with the plastic bag.... :D

Glad he found his way home :)

GiftsFromThePirates said...

I'm glad you understood. When Mrs M said she didn't get it i thought ' am i going to look like a crazy person when people read it' haha.
Thanks for reading x

Unknown said...

I must admit I did not get it, but my mind is very much as hectic as my screen: to many tabs open to focus! But your story did sell 2 fish on the day :)

GiftsFromThePirates said...

I don't think most people got it to be fair. It was one of my more crazier posts. Glad it sold a couple though. X