Behind every misplaced earring found on pavement or park bench there is a story.

Perhaps it was simply lost and of no consequence to the wearer – they’ll buy another pair. Perhaps it was lost with the careless shake of a long mane of hair, or dislodged by an eager lover’s caress.

Perhaps it was pulled out and thrown away after a hurtful argument. The owner kept the other one as a reminder never to get back with that bastard again.

Or simply one that used to be part of a beautiful pair, like this, lost on a stroll and lay hidden in the undergrowth, waiting to be reunited.

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