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The time: Autumn, 1969
The place: Toronto suburbs, Canada
[We had moved here from Germany in August.]
His name was Steve. He looked like an Adonis, with long, flowing blonde hair and a beautiful, dimpled smile. Wasn’t I a lucky girl to be sitting next to him in homeroom? Once again, this “army brat” found herself in a new school, with nary a friend. The teacher’s introduction of me prompted Steve to start a conversation. “So, you lived in Germany? That must have been interesting.” His piercing brown eyes sent shivers of delight all through me. By November we were inseparable. Cherry Hill Park was playing on the radio:
At the end of the school year (June 1970), my mother insisted we go back to Germany for the summer. The anguish of being separated from Steve for so long sent me into a deep depression. We arranged to meet at the crack of dawn to say our tearful goodbyes. Running away together was a momentary temptation, but common sense won out. While in Europe, I wrote Steve a couple of times but received no replies. The days dragged on and I was eager to come home.
Imagine my devastation two months later when, instead of a joyful reunion, Steve broke it off, saying “I don’t feel the same anymore”. He left me standing in the park. where I collapsed onto the nearest bench, sobbing my heart out. Steve transferred to another school and I never saw him again. First love is always the hardest, isn’t it?
Have you ever suffered from a broken heart?
Do you think ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ or is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ more likely?
Looking forward to your comments!
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