I call it the Nilsson effect . Every time I fell head over heels for some boy in high school and he didn’t feel the same I would listen to “Without You” and sob. Of course when I listen to it now I feel really silly. But at the time my teenage heart was very delicate. After years of breakups and heartbreaks I’d like to believe that my adult heart is much stronger. The only test would be if my husband of 29 years were to tell me he didn’t love me any more, yikes!
Like most young girls I craved love and had such romantic notions, I loved to read Barbara Cartland Romance Novels and watch movies like “Rome & Juliet” “Love Story” “Gone With The Wind” and “The Way We Were” it is not surprising that young hearts were broken so easily and so often with all of the expectations we had!
I remember once when a guy broke up with me over the telephone and I ran to my room sobbing, my mother followed me and tried to console me with, “there are other fish in the sea”….. I sobbed, “I don’t care about other fish, he is the only fish I want!”
So much of what I carry in the shop is romantic, or has to do with love and romance. I hear customers comment to one another “oh my first love gave me a pearl ring just like this” or “ooh did you have a peignoir set like this one for your honeymoon?” and “remember that locket I always wore with John’s photo in it?”
Please share memories of your first love or romantic notions, we all love being in love!