I had written my work log in the way I always do, and because of the constraints of Notebits Flow I lost what I had written. It's fine, Notebits Flow was designed for exercising your creative capacity, not for reliability or security. And the theme of the day was loss, so it was perfectly appropriate that this happened. So, I have set the timer for 20 minutes to describe the day in stream of thought.
I arose at around 8:30, and spontaneously begun working during two hours on Project Arete. Instead of putting the work under the confidential status, I had described the work I did and revealed what Arete was about, but now I have no inclination to repeat what was written. I'm not the kind of person who says "everything happens for a reason", but it feels exactly like this at this time.
I then went to the park to exercise a bit, and when I was on my way to the pool I noticed the sun was blinding me: I had left my sunglasses at the park! I went back to fetch them and then hit the pool. I worked one extra hour on Project Arete, and I recalled my phone was low on battery, so I felt through my pockets and it wasn't there. I went through my stuff, and it wasn't there either.
I wasn't really concerned about it, for some reason. I had lunch and I pondered what life would be without my phone: working from the pool would become more challenging without internet, I would have to find an alternative for chatting with friends and family, perhaps I would need to make more phone calls, and I would have to plan my routes and further my geographical exercising instead of relying on Google Maps.
Of course these were constraints I didn't want to deal with at this time, and I thought about using Find my Phone to locate it, but I didn't have internet. How would I find it's whereabouts? By calling it of course! So I asked the person nearest to me to dial my phone, and a man answered that he found it just some minutes ago, and that he'd be at the exact same spot where I had been before. I told him I'd be there in 20 minutes.
He was not a man, but a 15-ish year old latin american kid. He gave me the phone and I thanked him profusely. I asked if there was anything I could do for him, and he said no. "Are you in need of money?" I asked. He hesitated for a fraction of a second before replying no again. I pulled out a bill from my wallet and he took it, saying this was too much money. "Well, it's just enough to invite a girl out" I replied. He smiled and he said that's just what he would do. I turned around to leave and he said "thank you" and I replied "no, thank you", and it became obvious we were both elated to help each other out.
I then head to a different pool which was just beside a place where a free concert under the lunar eclipse would take place. I worked from the grass a little while, and at closing time I went to the concert. The eclipse was underwhelming from Madrid, and the music not of my taste, so I left early-ish and came back home.