Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Love - GBE2 Week 5

Nothing and no one has ever compared favorably to my first love. Nothing has ever matched the intensity. No one has ever matched his gentle, caring nature.

It’s not that I never loved again, but it was never the same. There was never another “our song”. There were never again kisses whose heat set the world on fire.

The “mutuality” of that love has never been duplicated. That feeling of complete and total acceptance, respect and trust has never been as fulfilling as it was then.

Maybe it was the innocence, the youthfulness, the lack of cynicism that made it so. I don’t know. But, I dreamed for years of going back to that time, to that place, to once again feel wrapped in love’s protective cocoon.

I no longer pine, but am able to look back with fond memories of those days. Once in a while I wish things had been different, but with time comes understanding of self. Today’s self is not yesterday’s self. Today’s self, in so many ways, is an improved model. But, every once in a while a bit of yesterday appears and wishes to return to the innocence and trust of youth, of first love, of first passion.

As the song from that time goes:

Those were the days my friend;
We thought they’d never end….
For we were young and sure to have our way.

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Blogger Claudia Moser said...

Very delicate! Nice!

June 21, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

A very touching and thoughtful post that got me thinking of my own first love with all the excitement and newness of it all. Lovely!

June 21, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Brenda Stevens said...

.•*""*•. w o w

SO MUCH WAS FELT in this peace...piece. thank you

June 21, 2011 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Joyce Lansky said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful experience. Super!


June 21, 2011 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Mojo Writin' said...

That was tender, sincere and retained that innocence we all sometimes wish we could recapture. *hugs*

June 21, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Tony Payne said...

Nice to see someone else remember Those Were The Days. I remember way back when that won the Eurovision Song Contest.

June 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Very emotional post. Our first loves are always in our mind's eye!

June 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger ResidentGamer said...

Great and touching post!

June 21, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Alison said...

I love the nostalgic feel of this post.

June 21, 2011 at 10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very nice post.

June 21, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Theresa Wiza said...

Oh, to experience that rush of a first love again...

June 22, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Langley said...

I kind of feel the same way about my first true love. Sweet post, and I love the song lyrics.

June 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

There is something about many of our First Loves that makes us long for the sweetness of that time. Lovely post here!! Cheers, Jenn

June 22, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Marian said...

You were lucky to have such a lovely first experience!

June 22, 2011 at 11:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What sweet remembrances!

June 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

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