I threw away a penny worth a fortune. No, not a financial fortune, but a treasure nonetheless.
I flicked it into a wishing well, knowing my loss the moment it left my hands. Among the thousands of coins already there, I would not find it again.
Perhaps it was my wish that made me realize my mistake. I desired a moment of happiness.
The lone penny had been in my wallet for years. I'd forgotten why I carried it, until this moment.
It was change for a dollar of a 99cent ice cream cone. It was strawberry, their favourite flavour. They were the last love of my life.
They, like the penny, are gone now, but I have a thousand memories of fondness and joy.
At this moment the images are refreshed, blazing strong like the day they were made.
Perhaps it was a good trade after all.