Tag: first love

A Valentine Tale: Reunited after 25 Years

image via loveizlyf.blogspot.com
image via loveizlyf.blogspot.com

Right now I’m on a plane. It’s a Friday afternoon and I’m flying across the country from my home in Baltimore; when I get off this plane I will be greeted by my ex-girlfriend. It’s been 25 years since I’ve seen her.

We’ve both just turned 50 and found each other via Facebook. And we’re both single again. I learned that she was still living in California, where she’d moved shortly after we broke up. What would it be like to see her again? I wondered enough to make the leap. In  minutes I will find out. I have no idea what this reunion will hold — even though I’ve dreamed about it half my life.

What If You Were Right?


University of Baltimore Asst. Prof. and Bohemian Rhapsody Columnist Marion Winik discovers a new ending to her oldest love story, which causes her to question her entire theory of the universe.

What if you were 22 and there was a boy at your office, a Jewish Studies major from Harvard who did a Big Bird impression? After you got through ignoring him because he was such a nerd, stooping over your carrel in his white button-down shirt, you realized he was the love of your life. Who can say what kind of tarty get-ups you would wear to work, what enthusiasm you would develop for Milan Kundera, what vistas of eternity would open up between rumpled sheets in a narrow bed on the Upper West Side?