One Summer Love

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Original Photo by: chamomile

Original Photo by: chamomile

One Summer Love is a letter asking the perennial question of what could have been if people pursued relationships that are in the realm of the “unknown”, that certain level where we are not sure where we’re at.

Dear Francis,

I knew the risk involved from the start. But it was inevitable. Memories of you fill my mind. But they are all but memories – memories of one summer when I entertained the thought of one summer love between us.

There is something about summer that makes us more daring and free. That was exactly how I felt as I let my feelings wander towards you. I used to write about you but I’ve run out of things to say. Without your presence, my pages are as empty as my days. Won’t you come back and fill my pages like before?

It has been a year since we’ve last seen each other. There are a lot of things I don’t know if I should be thinking about. Thinking about you and me and what could have been, wondering what it would have been like if I was your girl, if you felt or feel the way I feel about you or if you were just holding back your feelings because I was already attached to someone. I cannot forget your stares and your gestures, your last words ringing in the back of my mind like the sirens of a passing ambulance, urgent yet growing distant.I curl in on myself and think of the last time I was with you. The memory is now worn out, like an old photograph we keep tucked away in our wallets. The fringes of that thought has turned hazy and vague, but I keep it still, because it’s the only one I have left. Time has left gaps in my most precious memory of you.

I have been caught between fantasy and reality. It’s pathetic the way my emotions can take complete control over me. It sickens me. I’m smart, I should have known better than to fall for you, than to fall for the impossible, the unattainable. But I couldn’t help myself. You’re funny, caring, deep, mysterious, full of life. The romantic summer air made me feel anything was possible and I succumbed to the idea of you and me.

I know that I should have done more, spent more time by your side. Maybe then it would have all been different. I can’t help but sigh. I sometimes wish I could crawl into your lap and stay there forever. The comfort I find in your embrace is nothing physical. I often think of running away with you, to some place far from here. Only if you’ll ask me to. I am walking right into the old “shoulda woulda coulda” cliche.

I miss you and think about you still. I know it may sound crazy but all this time I’ve been loving you in silence.. from a distance. I remember you again this summer and can’t help thinking if I should have totally surrendered to the allure of summer love. Maybe, I’ll never really know.


About the Guest Letter Writer summer flower

Our guest letter writer who prefers to stay anonymous goes by the pen name Gypsy.

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Teresa Martinez

A freelance researcher-writer who has continuously been in such field for more than 10 years. Previous to that, her work experiences are in the banking, advertising, and cooperative industries. More of her work in Google+

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12 Responses to “One Summer Love”

  1. Fervil Von says:

    At first I have thought that this post was inspired by The Notebook since it’s the first thing that comes in mind whenever I think of summer love. Guess not. 🙂

  2. those happy memories keeps on haunting her every summer.

  3. franckxethee says:

    I guess there are those people we meet during summer that makes us wonder if they should mean more to us in the future.

  4. rochkirstin says:

    Aww emotions are really sometimes hard to control. If only we can spend more time with people whom we care for, we would have done that a million times over.

  5. Algene says:

    Owwww. One summer love. I still believe (and always will) that there are some people who come our way just to show us how nice it is to feel love and teach us great lessons 🙂

  6. Summer is one of the seasons where most of us really enjoy and hopes to meet and spend time with our loved ones. But sometimes, it can be a little short and sweet,.

  7. fantasy and reality! one thin silver lining in that most teens having a hard time defining which is real and is not and they get confused. such emotions and feelings get wasted with this thing they called summer fling hehe.

  8. Where do you get your inspiration? I love reading all your letters. <3

  9. lovemindanao says:

    sounded mysterious but having the courage to her emotion through this letter expresses her love and longing for the ONE.

  10. Ria C says:

    I like this a lot. It reminded me of my “one summer love” many years ago.

  11. Louie says:

    I was smiling the whole time I was reading this letter. <3 <3 <3

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