You have been a great friend to us all. Over the past two years, you have given us an equal share of both joy and grief. We are so sorry for misplacing you several times, under furniture, at school, in the car, the bedrooms, on the book shelf, in our school bag … Despite never being too far away, the grief and panic it caused was unspeakable. We are extremely sorry for leaving you in that dusty car park and driving 30km along the highway before realizing you were no longer with us. To our credit, we sat devastated on that highway, turning the jam packed car inside out looking for you, before driving back, only to find you lying in the middle of the dusty, gravel road escaped from a drive over, albeit your frames askew and lenses scratched, your soul chipped. We had you fixed again. You were irreplaceable.
Thank you for all the tremendous plays. You successfully made us to look like our friend Harry Potter, with the help of a simple wand and cape. Some might say, it was the wand and cape but we all knew it was you, making us feel the part every minute of the day.
The time has come however for us to depart and for you to retire. Your parts, we can no longer keep fixing. This time, they are broke beyond a screwdriver’s twist or the tight hold of a straightening machine or a lens replacement. We’ve worn you for some time with only half a frame, holding onto fond memories and resisting change. Your glass however is no longer valid. We are bigger, older and more self conscious about how we look and although we still secretly read the books and obsess about the movies, our friends are into different adventures now so it’s time to officially become a tween, no longer needing you to play the ‘Harry Potter’ part on a daily basis.
I’m sure you will love your retirement and be happy with my mature looking semi-rimless version.
Me and my forever searching family.
Until next time.