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Should you be directed to the lost and found but aren’t sure which one applies to you

Pay attention; don’t be a passenger in your own life. Feel your pulse; you’re right where you’re supposed to be. This must be the place. Forget that feeling like your brother’s caught you at the bottom of a duvet cover. You’ve never been properly lost, not since primary school. And if you can’t compass yourself or read your memoir in a map you could try to ask other people but why not avoid the vituperation? Text someone and tell them you made it. Text and tell them you’re ok being separated. You aren’t a left glove, a broken brolly, a coat. You have a jacket, plus it’s mild and dry out. Remember your bearings are just memories and if you’ve had a good feeling taking a fork or turning right: my hunch is these are just hunches.

Laura Tansley

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