Wow! Beautifully written! Really quick read, it took me like 30 minutes. So I'm just reading along taking in her eloquent thoughts of first love and what might have been then suddenly "BAM" the story punches me in the face at the end. Tears completely out of nowhere! I was not prepared to be impacted like that. It made me think about my first love and how similar my feelings and situations were to this story. Luckily for me I was able to reach closure with him long ago! I was disappointed to discover that I didn't care much for the adult version of him. It turns out that I'd rather remember about the 17 year old him instead! LOL I think the take away for me is to follow your heart and leave no room from regrets.