My first love(s)

 Alex J Cavanaugh , our Ninja Captain, is hosting the First loves Blogfest: 

Post your first loves – first movie, first song/band, first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest! 

First movie: 
Mad monkey Kung fuMy father took me to watch this one when I was five years old, and, I spent most of it trying to hide under the seat. Maybe I should watch it again, to see if it brings back any memories?

First Song: As a kid I remember Phil Collins playing at our place. Can’t remember the songs, but then, I’ve never been very musical.

First Book: It was a comic, actually, meant for kids far more grown up than me. I made my grandma read it to me so many times, I learned the dialogs by heart, and my parents (from what I remember from our family stories) amused themselves (and others) by making two-year-old me ‘read’ aloud the writing…and apparently I did a flawless job despite not knowing the alphabet.

First Person: I had my first crush when I was fourteen, I think. Just one of those things–nothing special. But if we talk about love as a universal emotion, the first person I adored was my grandma, who passed on when I was six. I wish I had seen more of her– she was a self-taught poet, a whimsical cook given to experiments in the kitchen, and a spiritual seeker whose heights I aspire to today.

So that’s the saga of my first loves. I’ll go blog visiting via the linky list now…

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  1. Misha Gericke

    I also have a special relationship with my one grandmother. But I'm fortunate enough to still have her. She lives with my family.

    She was the one who first taught me to write. 🙂

  2. M Pax

    Wonderful stories with your first loves. Your grandmothers sounds like a wonderful person. My brother was big into Genesis. So there was a lot of Phil Collins in our house, too.

  3. Jocelyn Rish

    What a lovely list of firsts. My family laughs at me about having no childhood memories, so I'd have a tough time with this one. 🙂

  4. Angela Brown

    With the way you describe your grandmother, she sounds like someone worth hanging around quite a bit jsut to learn the many nuggets of wisdom she'd share.

  5. Rebekah Loper

    awww, your post is awesome, too!

    Grandma's are awesome, and I'm sorry that you didn't get many years with yours. I don't know what I'd do without mine.