It's frustrating, but it's OK. You thought it was yours, but what did you do with it? Nothing. Let it go. It will make someone else very happy. It might even make someone rich. I had an idea for bacon rings once. It's a simple idea. Take an onion ring. Replace the onion with bacon. Sell it to White Castle. Watch the money roll in. It's silly. You'd eat one though, wouldn't you? Someday someone will take up the cause and it will get made. It won't bother me, even if it is wildly successful.
I'll drink too much. Order a sack, and realize why the idea left me the next morning. It was, and wasn't meant to be. Life has a strange way of working silly things like this out. Remember that next time you have a great idea and forget what it was. The universe will find a way. You can be bitter, or you can bite down and enjoy.
I did a search after I wrote this. Apparently someone came up with the same idea about the same time I did. They did something about it though, I didn't. It wasn't mine to begin with.
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