Posts Tagged ‘first girlfriend’

In a younger class

Our paths only cross

Across the quadrangle or

In school corridors.

Enough to connect.

First steps into the boy/girlfriend terrain,

A romantic “novitiate”.


By youth & naivete.

Enamoured through simple, innocent discoveries

Beaming smile, mischievous eyes, slight accent,

Entrancing, enlivening.

A precious time of light-hearted joy.


I debated myself about identifying individuals appearing in my Short Memories. In most cases I will but in Memories of this nature I thought it best to preserve anonymity unless I get the all clear from the unnamed.

By the way, anyone who wants to remind me of things, or add to, embellish, or correct these Memories … please feel free to contact me or add a comment.




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A passing glance

Captured a subterranean connection.

Known, yet hidden.

Crossing paths camouflaged by

Chaotic movements between classes.

But across the quadrangle

Intention is exposed,

We pass,

I turn …

I was looking back to see
If she was looking back to see
If I was looking back at her.



What a super band this was – John Mayall’s Buesbreakers from 1966.

John Mayall, John Mcvie, Peter Green, & Aynsley Dunbar. Interestingly this was loaded onto YouTube by someone calling themselves Danny Kirwan. Why interesting? … well the very best iteration of Fleetwood Mac included Green, McVie, Kirwan and (of course) Mick Fleetwood, who was also part of the Bluesbreakers at around this time.










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