Is it really possible to forget your first love? This story will tell.

A Journal of Time

It was like a movie. It began with a school romance and ended with us running away to a world where nobody knew us, where nobody cared. It was a short movie but a fantastic one yet still a painful one. They said time heals the greatest of the pain. Does it?


21 January 2017

Aarav wrote these lines in the little journal he kept.

Years ago this journal first spoke of the beautiful girl who was from a totally different world. She was lively, she was carefree, and knew about the world more than he did. He was no less passionate and wild yet loving. They learnt from each other, cared about each other and loved each other more than anybody could ever think of.


The journals spoke of everything from the first touch, the first kiss, to those endless conversations. It was like a memoir, giving an existence to the love story that not many people knew. But among those pages, love wasn’t the only destiny. Those pages also saw tears of heartbreak, fears of separation, and the inevitable end of the beautiful journey. Consequences once led them to a different city, running away from the world they lived in, hiding their identities. Some hard decisions had to be made, a test love took from them. Everybody else misjudged it. It was not selfish, it was not wrong but it did not end well.

But it was necessary. It’s true that nothing is perfect in the world. The few friends who were a witness to this great story would often be jealous of the fact that how perfect they were together. Inseparable and consistent. There was no ice and fire in that relationship, it was both, both were fire to one’s ice and ice to another’s fire. Even when the worst came before one of them, they took it together holding hands, trying to run away from it. And somehow, the worst waited for them, lurking, seeing them be more perfect than ever.

In that new city with those new identities, it was a just pure thrill, the lover’s thrill. They explored, discovered and voyeured into a new level of understanding, love and compassion for each other. When they were broken apart by their families, these moments helped them to held their grounds. They remained strong, stronger than before now because they knew they were there for each other.

It’s funny how life gives birth to the brightest and the most colourful flowers and then make them rot to decay the next day. It’s also funny how new flowers take their place another day and nobody notices the difference.

Life had given him chance to move on, as it gave him today. A chance to either move forward or a chance to decide. As the clock struck midnight Aarav’s phone buzzed twice. He had two very special birthday messages from two special people. There were no ranks in being special. One was his incredible past, beautiful and passionate, but painful. The other was the present, uncertain but equally beautiful. Somehow for Aarav, this wasn’t a war of priorities, but a war of time and memories. He took his time, basking in the moment of the special day, the present, and finally replied – it took him some minutes to find the appropriate words but he did somehow.

It had been nine years since it all began, three years since the separation, and few minutes since the new beginning. The old cycle of love.

img-20180107-wa0000-420276560.jpgThis story was written by Snehanshu Shome. He calls himself a Rahagir. A voyager in its true sense. He has packed his bags and is ready to take you on his escapades, which he narrates through his blogs and photos.

Do you believe it is possible to let go of your first crush? What is it that makes your first love so powerful? Let us know in the comments below!

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16 thoughts on “Is it really possible to forget your first love? This story will tell.

  1. BTW this was a lovely blog post that I felt coming straight from the heart.


  2. I don’t know if it is difficult or easy to forget. It is a feeling that can still make me giggle every time I remember the experience. Indeed, first love will never die.


  3. Well I personally feel First love is not the real love…If you are in Love with your first love why the hell people get married to the other person leaving the first love????????


  4. It was deep beautiful and touching…
    First love is always special but its also more of a lesson for whats to come ahead in life.


  5. That’s a lovely blog. First love is always special and unforgettable.


  6. There’s no love like the first love.


  7. This was such a heart touching story, true, its really difficult to forget your first love, but we all move ahead in our lives with some sweet memories hidden deep.

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  8. First times might be special but when the present is really beautiful, you do not recall the first time easily.
    A great penned down piece indeed!

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    1. Snehanshu Shome January 10, 2018 — 02:10

      Thank you for your kind words ❤


  9. Ila Awate Editor - Writer - Certified Life Coach January 9, 2018 — 17:58

    Wow, it is something! Such a vulnerable yet so dignified narration

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    1. Ila Awate Editor - Writer - Certified Life Coach January 9, 2018 — 18:04

      So authentic and intense! I think u have invented a beautiful blend of a poem and a story, it reads so rhythmic like a poem and yet it is in fact a heart touching story..

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  10. At my age remembering anything is a task . Ha ha !
    But seriously I think first times are always special. If they end on a happy note you have happy memories and on a sad note then you may learn some lessons .

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    1. Snehanshu Shome January 9, 2018 — 16:39

      True, it’s always a lesson learnt. It makes you stronger and confident the next time you are in a relationship.


  11. Pretty sure, I cannot say anything as I was almost close to having my first love. SO I am back to scratch. Wish I could have even if it sounds cliche. IF your first love is almost as last love, yes it hurts like hell. Glad to know that there are happy endings.

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    1. Snehanshu Shome January 9, 2018 — 16:29

      Happy Endings take the longest time, have patience my dear friend, there is always love around you, you just have to find it


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