The thief came...

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... and stole something very precious to me. Something I've been meaning to give to someone for sometime, but I have yet to find them, despite searching, searching...

The irony is that not only did I open my door as wide as possible, but also I sought out this snatcher, this robber, this voleur, this dip, depredator, pilferer, filcher; this yegg. I sought her out and invited her in...

...and she danced through the door and searched hither and thither; spending time delightfully smiling and engagingly talking with charm and grace, wit and intelligence. And all the while I was entranced by her spell, her beautiful, beautiful spell; such was the distraction I didn't notice what was happening...

...and neither did she, as we danced our digital dance. It wasn't deliberate; she is indeed totally guiltless, an innocent thief with no malice aforethought. No malice at all, as far as I can tell.

Can someone be a thief if they don't realise they've taken anything? Or if the owner wants the thing to be taken? No - I don't think so. But what if they don't give it back? Does that make them a thief? Albeit an unwitting one?

I think she knows she has it. I'm sure she doesn't want it.

Can I have my heart back, please?