I have excellent news for those of you who, like me, lost sleep over the case of the missing Machzor. The good news is that my machzor (High Holy Day prayerbook) has been found.
The book was missing for two years of High Holy Day worship. One year at TS which was somewhat complicated since I actually needed the book (though I did manage to get by with other resources (mostly a photocopied Machzor in a 3-ring binder). This year in MN I borrowed a Gates of Red from MY DAD for RH and the shul I attended for YK used a different book so it was all good.
I have no idea why it took 2 years to find this book. I know TS stores all of the books throughout the year but you’d think the large gold sticker (thanks to LBN for the awesome ordination gift, an embosser), the paper clips and the innumerable pieces of paper sticking out might have made it obvious or that the person who used the book may have found it, seen the priceless nameplate that this was a gift to me in celebration of my Bat Mitzvah and given it to someone.
Nevertheless, I am grateful to the person(s) who found my precious prayer book and gave it to someone who returned it to me. Thank you to THE POET friend for hand delivering the book to me in LA LA LAND, too.