First Loves Blogfest - on May 14, post your first loves – first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest! Alex Cavanaugh does it again! How could I resist?
First loves? I think Alex has listed them in the right order. Love is a complex subject. I'll keep it simple so as not to delve into philosophical interpretations of what love is. Maybe these are merely infatuations or perhaps passions, but I'll call them loves.
Annette was a bug-eyed frail little girl with dusty brown curly hair. In fourth grade she was about the cutest thing I'd ever seen. She was quiet and shy. I don't think we ever said a word to each other, but my imagination often ran away with her. I'd had little crushes before, but I began thinking about Annette more than any girl I had ever known before then. I don't ever recall her last name--for some reason I thought it was Italian, but it may have been Spanish. She and her family used to drive the thousand miles from San Diego to La Paz, Baja California in a jeep. Our teacher Ms. Kingston had her tell about the trip once and it sounded like an adventure worthy of the pioneers in their Conestoga wagons. The story made Annette seem all the more interesting to me. I don't remember Annette after fifth grade. I wonder what happened to her?
There they are. Four first loves. Memories of long ago. Parts of who I am now.
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