Today is the First Loves Blogfest, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. We are focusing on first loves, and I went back to the very first I can remember really enjoying.
Pete's Dragon was the first movie I remember seeing in a theater, which might add to some of the love, but I loved the music and the kid and Nora (but I hated her hair) and Pete and was completely sucked in by the whole thing. I used to wish I lived by an ocean with a cave so I could find a dragon to roast apples for me.
Unchained Melody was the first song I can remember wanting to listen to over and over. I don't really even think it was because of Ghost (although it could have been). I just remember searching store after store to try and find the tape of this song.
I read The Animals of Farmer Jones when I was two. Okay, I wasn't really reading it. I had it memorized down to when to turn the pages so that if someone saw me with this book, they would think I was a precocious little toddler. I was actually a bit of a delayed reader until I had an amazing 1st grade teacher who helped something click, and have been a voracious reader ever since.
I met my husband when I was seven. Yup, 2nd grade. No, we weren't high school sweethearts. We were really good friends all growing up, living in the same neighborhood, pulling pranks on each other and just being friends. I have always loved that when we started dating, we didn't have to have those weird getting to know you conversations, and it's a bit frightening how often we think the same things, but I completely adore this guy, more than I have words to express.
What did you love first? Do you remember Candle on the Water from Pete's Dragon? Have a soft spot for Unchained Melody?