In 2020 I’m answering a list of 52 journal questions. Read about it here.
Share a childhood memory.
This memory popped into my head not that long ago. Not sure what triggered it – maybe Valentine’s Day? – but it made me smile.
I was in grade 5 at school (so about 10 years old) and I was passed a note as class was let out for the day. I read it as I walked. It was a few lines long, but each word had letters missing. Instead of a letter there was _ so it was a little confusing. It took me some time to decipher (all the vowels were missing – we were 10!).
I can’t remember the wording after all these years, but it was my first love letter. The boy, GD, told me how much he liked me. A huge deal in primary school.
Of course, I was thrilled at receiving the letter, but totally panicked about what to say. So I said nothing.
There is a PS to this one. Not long after the note, he changed schools, but that school only went to grade 10. So 6 years later, in grade 11, we were back in the same school. We had no classes together, but a friend of his told me GD “liked my arse” and was I interested?
So much for the romantic gestures of his youth. And for the record, this time I knew what to say… “No.”
What was your first romantic moment?
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