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My Dad And Lucy Essay

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Earlier today, I got in my car and just started to drive, I do not know where I wanted to go, but I knew I was seeking something. I have no idea what I was looking for just that I had lost it and I wanted it back. Because I did not know what I was looking for, I decided to drive south towards Norfolk, the lost corner of England. Although I did not believe in the myth that everything that we lose somehow ends up in Norfolk, I have had multiple friends tell me that the trip to the sea is always worth it and there is always something to see. During the drive, I could only think about what I was missing that had such a strong effect on me.
As soon as I saw the calm waters I found ...view middle of the document...

It was only on my way out did I spot the golden necklace hanging off a table and caused my attention to focus in. I immediately rushed to the glistening jewelry to confirm that it was truly what I thought it was. My seventh birthday gift from my dad.
I knew it had to be it because the back was inscribed with lucky Chinese characters. I remember putting it on every day for over three years until I had started to forget to put it on and it slowly slipped out of my mind. When I heard my dad was finally visiting me after four years in China, I searched for it through my box of jewelry I titled My Collection and at that time I realized that I had lost it. Back then it was not a big deal for me because I did not really care about a small necklace, but now holding on to it, I felt as if I had unlocked a deep and secret portion of my memories. I felt the warmth it had on it the day my dad put the necklace on me, and I remembered how much I had missed my dad. It has been quite a few years since he left, and although he means a lot to me the golden necklace had no real significance, but I bought it anyway since it would be a way to confirm the legend of Norfolk.
I hurried out of the vintage store hoping to see more of what I had lost with spirits burning even brighter. As I rummaged from store to store, I found various objects that seemed that could be something I lost, but they were never the exact items, always missing a piece or slightly altered in color. I lost interest in sifting through boxes after boxes, and I had found nothing that I saw worthy of buying except for the golden necklace I had bought in the first store and put on. I had no idea where anything was located but taking in a breath of cold, salty, ocean air caused me to be drawn to the seaside, so I weaved through backstreets and alleys until I once again saw the intrepid waters calling out to me. I walked up to the railing of the boardwalk, right up to the border of the beach, but I was repelled by the sand, so I stopped and leaned against the cool smooth metal. I felt as if I were stuck in a paradox where I needed to reach the waterside in order to find out what was so attracting to me, but there was this obstacle of the sand which I could not cross. I just stared as hard as I could out onto the vast and lonely sea. I concentrated on trying to see Belgium or the Netherlands, and I do not know how long I tried , but all that were visible were rows and rows of waves. Although, I gave up on trying to spot land, I still stared outwards, and soon enough a speck appeared on the horizon growing ever so slightly bigger. I knew it would have to be a sea vessel of some sort, but I was curious to what it was and who it was carrying. It was not long before I saw minimal development and I got bored, so I continued on the boardwalk away from the parking lot. I saw many little restaurants and stands selling little gadgets on my promenade, but nothing stood out like the art dealer who sat in the middle...

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