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What have you lost that you can't replace?

Asked by AshLeigh (16340points) September 2nd, 2011

I guess I only ask this because I just realized that Asher can never be replaced.
I’m gonna miss him.

We miss you, Asher.
For the rest of forever.
Happy birthday, love.

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AshLeigh's avatar

@tom_g, we’ve all lost that. :/

Jude's avatar

My Mom.

SuperMouse's avatar

Aside for the many wonderful people I have lost throughout my life, I also lost a little tiny baby ring that was given to my mother by her great aunt when I was born. I loved that ring, it was taped in my baby book for years, when I was about 15 I pulled it out to play with it and haven’t seen it since.

Over the years I have also lost my innocence, my youth, and a lot the will I had to fight my innate cynicism.

YoBob's avatar

My mom.

Sure do miss her….

bkcunningham's avatar

I’ve lost some things in my life, @AshLeigh. I’ve lost people too. The people mean alot more to me than the things. You can never replace people, Sweetie. When they are gone all we have are the memories of our time together or stories of fun times they told us or stories we know because others who knew them shared with you.

When you are feeling sad, think about the smiles and the laughs. I’ve lost people that I loved when I was young and people I’ve loved since I’ve gotten older. I’ve lost babies, a husband and I’ve lost my mother. It never gets easier, it just quits becoming so shocking in the beginning.

I guess what I’m saying is, be happy and make wonderful memories. Don’t have any regrets. In that I mean doing fun things with people you love. Laugh with them and cry with them and dance with them and share parts of yourselves with each other in a special way that you’ll always remember. Good times.

Happy birthday Asher, @AshLeigh‘s friend.

picante's avatar

Memories, collagen, a half-inch of height and hair —not necessarily in that order. On balance, I’ve gained more in my life than I’ve lost. The people who’ve been left behind for various reasons are part of the circle of life, and others can and do fill the void.

stratman37's avatar

“Of all the things I’ve lost,
I miss my mind the most”

marinelife's avatar

Lately, I have not been liking the place I am. So right now, I am missing the Pacific Northwest.

Buttonstc's avatar

All of the cartilage in my knees.

Rarebear's avatar

My marbles.

janbb's avatar

Belief that a friend was a good person.

Hibernate's avatar

Not trying to be rude but only thing I lost and I can’t replace is my virginity.

Pisces's avatar

My temper. Closely followed by the argument. Many times.

AshLeigh's avatar

@Pisces, I always win. :)

JessicaRTBH's avatar

My daughter.

Ayesha's avatar

My dog Rico.

Cruiser's avatar

I lost a couple years worth of pictures on a crashed computer. That stung. There are a few drama laced things I lost but I won’t bore ya all with them.

KateTheGreat's avatar

My sister. :(

She’s been on my mind so much lately.

gondwanalon's avatar

The 1980’s.

YARNLADY's avatar

My dear sweet babies. One is nearing 50 years old now, and the other is over 30. Three of my grandkids are over 21 and even the two newest ones are little boys now. I have their pictures on a rotating screen for my computer screen saver, and when I see the baby pictures, I miss them.

CaptainHarley's avatar

My grandmother, who raised me until I was about 12 years old. My father, who, although we were never close, was a wise and honest man. My best friend from college, Peter Borsay, who was killed in Vietnam while I was there. My little Keeshound, Breda, who was just about the best dog a man could ever have. My little sealpoint Ragdoll cat, Skuttles, who loved me more than any other animal could have. And various organs of my body which have been removed or otherwise altered over the years for one reason or another!

stardust's avatar

Time, people, love.

starsofeight's avatar

I think it was my memory—but I can’t remember.

blueberry_kid's avatar

My cell phone. <tear>

yankeetooter's avatar

His love…

Also, my inherent trust in people in general…

AshLeigh's avatar

@blueberry_kid, that’s depressing…

blueberry_kid's avatar

@AshLeigh It is sad…no texting until my ugrade comes in. In a year.

linguaphile's avatar

I’ve lost a couple friends over the years for one reason or another. I recently lost a friend in August that I wish I could get back.

On one hand, I miss them and would love to have the friendship restored, but on the other hand, I wonder if there was a good reason for the friendship to end?

Kardamom's avatar

My youth (my aching back)

My internet connection (I’m borrowing someone els’s computer)

My appetite (just read @KateTheGreat‘s boil thread)

My nerve (I shoulda told that douchey guy what I thought of his behavior)

My friend’s phone number (she’s been down on her luck and has had her phone disconnected several times this year and I can’t find the current number. God, I hope she calls me)

Probably all of my computer files (my computer froze up yesterday and appears to have a virus, despite my constant use of malware bytes)

My cravings for carnitas (actually I lost all cravings for meat over 20 years ago, so that’s good)

My way (still trying to find that)

chinchin31's avatar

My virginity and teenage innocence haha. Sometimes I wish I could be a teenager again at the end of high school about to embark in the real world

linguaphile's avatar

A year later—I’m glad that friendship ended. I realized how much I subjugated myself to this friend. So, my new answer… I’ve lost my willingness to put others first all the time. Not a bad thing at all!

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