Do you know where exactly things are kept...those evanescent momentsIn a home or office, there are places - on tables, in drawers, on open shelves, in cabinets, in a cupboard, and so on - where we keep specific things so that when we require them, we can head to its niche spot and find it...or not! Yes, there are times when we get frustrated that at the exact time we really, really need something, in some mysterious way it is not at its designated spot. We'll hunt here, there, everywhere, shout in exasperation at where it has vanished, and generally get on everyone's nerves. Maybe we have an evanescent moment when we recall that we ourselves had shifted it elsewhere, but where exactly? Or perhaps we do locate it eventually at some other spot altogether, and demand to know who shifted it there, or we simply give up on the search and make-do with some alternative option.
Let's consider an example. In the drawer where a stapler is kept, next to it ideally there should be a box of staple pins. You use the stapler, it clicks on the paper on empty air, you quickly reach into the drawer to bring out the box of staple pins...now where did that box go?!
Have you experienced such evanescent moments?
[An entry for the Topic-based TOW for June '21]