Reena’s Xploration Challenge # 194

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Welcome back!


I just give you a situation.

Somebody returned a few articles you had lent to them. One of them is not yours.

What could be the story or reason behind this? Is it accident or oversight? Is there a hidden message somewhere? Is it intentional?

Who is the real owner of this item? What do you intend to do about this? What are your innermost thoughts on seeing and feeling this item?

This item can be physical – like a book or tool, or something with metaphysical connotations. I even had a thought about a baby or pet from a daycare.

It is something that isn’t yours, but is making its way into your life.

Go where your imagination or memory takes you


There is a school of thought in our eastern culture that when you borrow something from someone, and it’s time to return it, give a little bit extra. People who have borrowed an empty dish would return it filled with some home-cooked delicacy.

If you’ve borrowed an item of clothing, you’d wash or get it laundered before handing it back. Similarly, after borrowing a vehicle, it will be returned with a fuller tank of gasoline. All this to show appreciation for the kindness the lender has shown.

But sometimes, it’s the reverse, and the extra added to the returned article isn’t welcome at all!

I lend you my prized possession

I expect you to take good care of it

But you proved yourself unworthy of my trust

Dilly dallying when it’s time to return it

After many reminders you reluctantly brought it back

A big unsightly dent in the side door marring the beauty

Of my beloved, my first second-hand car




29 thoughts on “Reena’s Xploration Challenge # 194

  1. Oh, you reminded me of so many things …our car being used to teach driving to a 18 year old and returned in a damaged state, foodstuff for a loved one sent through someone being gobbled up enroute and so on …

    Talk about being taken for granted 😂😂

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