“Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the sceptic, an ardent zealot.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
A more apt description of what one goes through during their first love has never been written. First Love Day celebrates that overwhelming sensation we feel when we first experience the onrushing of love, and that most especially powerful experience of our very first love. This holiday is one intended to be spent in contemplation about the first time we fell in love, and where they are today.
History of First Love Day
There are entire epic poems dedicated to the experience of first love, and now a holiday. First Love Day was established to remind us of how important the very first person we ever fell in love with was to us, and likely how important they still are. Those memories no doubt shaped what we looked for in a future partner, whether because of the sadness and pain involved, or because of the moments of joy and exultation.
For some people their first love wasn’t a romantic one, it may have been held in their regard for a parental figure or an animal. Most of the time, however, it’s a fellow human being and someone for whom they felt the first intense stirrings of romantic love. Whether the first love was someone who shared their feelings (oh you few, you lucky few) or someone who perhaps didn’t have the same feelings in return, there is no doubt that this person will be someone they never forget. First Love Day reminds us that, for better or worse, our first love shaped who we are today.
How to Celebrate First Love Day
The best way to celebrate First Love Day is by spending the day in quiet contemplation of your first love unless, of course, you’re one of those remarkably rare people who is still with their first love to this very day. If you’re still friends with them send them a message, perhaps on Facebook, reminiscing about that time in your past and the importance they played in a young person’s life. If not, you can always relive those days and remember the person you were then, and who you’ve become today.