Tribute to a Dead Boyfriend

I was idly googling my first boyfriend’s name and his obituary came up first. 

As Kerfe told me, this is the time of life when death can happen. He was pretty young though. 

His mother was an artist and I met him when she was helping me with my portfolio for the Rhode Island School of Design. (I didn’t get in). He taught me how to drive a stick shift and other stuff useful to a 16 year old girl. 

I don’t know what happened to him but I feel terrible for his family. We usually don’t post personal things here so please forgive me. He was also a wonderful photographer who spent a lot of time in my father’s darkroom. Rest in peace, G. 

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19 responses to “Tribute to a Dead Boyfriend”

  1. amoafowaa says :

    May he rest in peace. You should not apologise. Your blog can be your diary. Humans show emotion. Take heart.

  2. memadtwo says :

    Thank you, your words give me comfort.

  3. Jodi says :

    Sorry to hear Nina – life is so fragile and precious – we must cherish the moments. We never know how many we’ll get. Sending comforting hugs. ❤

  4. kirkistan says :

    Nina–thanks for writing that. It’s a shock.Always.

  5. memadtwo says :

    You are so right, Kirk. We must savor the moment! Happy Valentines Day, friend!

  6. Teresa Robeson says :

    I think you’ve expressed beautifully, though a personal recollection, how ephemeral life is and how we should seize and value each day because it can be cut short far too early. Hugs to you and condolences to his family… ❤

  7. Sharon Mann says :

    Thank you for sharing your grief about an old friend. You are surrounding by love, dear Nina.

  8. Tony Single says :

    I agree with the sentiments already expressed here. This place is YOUR place. You get to put whatever the hell furniture you want in it. I thought this was a touching tribute to an ex who was clearly always more than just an ex. 🙂

  9. merrildsmith says :

    It must be unsettling to come across the obituary of someone who was once so important to you. A first boyfriend holds a special place, no matter what happens later. I would think if anyone in his family came across this, they would feel good to know you remembered him with fondness.

  10. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    So sorry to hear this, Nina. What a moving tribute. Take care, my friend. Sending love & hugs to you.

  11. memadtwo says :

    Beautiful memorial Nina. And what a wonderful photo.

  12. memadtwo says :

    It was his self portrait. Wish I had more of his work.

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