I think it’s safe to say that most of us are petrified of becoming forgetful, losing our marbles and being a burden on family. A friend told me of a lovely saying her close friend’s mother used when leaving somewhere. To ensure she had not forgotten anything, her glasses, a cardigan or some other personal item, getting up from a chair, she would turn to the chair she’d been sitting on and say “Goodbye chair”. By doing this, as silly as it may sound, it makes you take one last look, to ensure you have all your possessions with you and nothing has been forgotten.
Having spent much time in hospitals over the years, I have on occasion lost various items of clothing, including a rather worn but much loved cardigan and on another instance a fabulous jacket. It always seems to be a favourite piece of clothing that goes missing, and never an unimportant item. Why is that?
I was at the pool the other day, and as I was getting up out of the chair, I found myself saying “Goodbye chair”. I have to tell you, it works!