Boy no. 1: my first guy.
Strong and loud. Could carry the world without breaking a sweat. Taught me to whistle. Taught me to swear. Taught me never to throw the first punch, but always throw the last. Taught me how to fear. Taught me how to love.
Boy no. 2: my first kiss.
Shared PB & J’s without having to ask. Taught me what a crush was. Taught me how it feels when they like you back… hint: like getting sick. Freckles like constellations. I was the only one who liked your gap teeth and obsession with spiders.
Boy no. 3: my first heartbreak.
Tanned skin and chocolate eyes. Showed me sometimes I’m going to be the one. Once said you could talk with me for hours and then stopped for no reason. You acted like you were scared of my voice.
Boy no. 4: my last love.
Showed me that my past loves probably weren’t love at all.
I thank you for that every day.
Words by Danielle Gorman // Photography by Grecia Villa.
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