♥ First Love Quartet! ♥

First Love ♥ Family

How do I explain the first moment I realised I was not alone?
You may not believe me but this is a memory that I still hold clear

I remember smiling faces gathered around me
My mother her dark hair pulled back in a clip behind her head smiled down at me as she held me and she wore a white cardigan over a blue and yellow dress and white pop-beads. Beside her my father sat smiling at me proudly and on his lap a boy with dark hair big eyes and a cheeky smile; my brother almost three.
And on the other side a window blew in a white curtain bright against the gloom of the room. Lighting my father and brother’s white shirts.
But I was holding something a finger that belonged to a girl with blonde hair a blue dress and a beautiful smile; she was my sister.
It was the day my parents brought me home from the hospital and they were sitting on my parents bed naming me.

First Love ♥ Horses

How do I explain the first time I experienced feeling absolute bliss?
The bliss of security and freedom and pure happiness!
You may not believe me but this is a memory that I still hold clear
I am carried through the circle of green towards the brightness beyond
Beside me my father’s ear safe in the darkness of his hair, his bushy eyebrows with their red hairs in the darkness fascinated me I loved to touch them
Through the green tunnel we emerge into the brightness and then I feel I’m lifted and placed on something warm and big and moving. I find more dark hairs with red through them and I grab it with both hands. And the thing moved beneath me, I felt safe secure and free ….!!!!
Never have I felt such bliss again … unless on the back of another horse.

First Love ♥ Writing

How do I explain the first time I created a story? I cannot even remember it myself!
But I do know my Nanna told me to write my stories down and one day I would be a great author.

When I went to school and learnt to read and write, life suddenly had a purpose for me!
First a letter – carefully with the circle and then the stick with ever so small a flick! I could not wait to learn them all!
Then a word; a + n + d = “and”! …… more more I needed to write more!
Finally sentences, “the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog!”
And suddenly I was writing stories!

Scribbling what are you scribbling about? You’re always scribbling! Stop that Scribbling!
But my Nanna believed in me – that was enough!
I was going to be a writer …. And I am!

First Love ♥ Performing

How do I explain the first time I gave joy to another person. Would you believe me?
My mother said I could sing before I talked and danced before I walked! [I believe her; my own children have done the same!]

I would hum to myself in my sleep, apparently I still do … when I’m happy! And I would wave my hands about gracefully to music played or my parents singing and squirm about as if I was trying to dance. Then older I would sit and do the same thing swaying in time to the music!

My sister was singing a song the Maori song “Pōkarekare ana” my father wanted me to sing along as I knew the words I couldn’t sing with my sister she was singing it so I sang the same words but another tune that went with it – a counter-melody, harmonizing with my sister naturally & hauntingly befitting the song. I was three years old! My father was astounded – he had been a professional operatic tenor and here I was singing the best counter melody he’d ever heard – and it was on tape!

I went on to dance, learning ballet as my mother had. I was technically perfect and astonishingly graceful for someone twice the size a ballerina was expected to be! But talent scouts spotted me – I would have made a perfect “Annie” had my mother taken me to the auditions – a mere technicality they said – but Mum was scared I would fail so saved me the bother!

I have always sung always! I even hum in my sleep [when I’m happy so I’m told! – better than snoring I guess!] so it is a necessity I sing whenever & where ever I can!
I think having that melodic talent helps me in my writing, in my poetry and in my stories. I know having theatre in my soul helps me to work out the “right” things to decide to do to resolve an experience for the best results!

(and still to come)

First Love ♥ Tall Dark & Handsome

How do I explain the first time I lost my breath in a kiss?

First Love ♥ Maternal

How do I explain the first time I held another being and knew unconditional unbounded love?

First Love ♥ Cherished

How do I explain the first time I realise someone who didn’t have to actually loved me back?

First Love ♥ My Country

How do I explain the first time I felt my country needed me to love it?

♥ First Love Quartet! ♥


Frankston, Australia

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Artist's Description

Triggered by the urge to fulfill a challenge in the wonderful Up & Coming Writer’s Group.

A collage in writing
of my first precious memories

How do I explain the first moment I realised
Family – I was not alone?
Horses – I felt absolute bliss?
Writing – I created a story?
Performing – I gave joy to another person?

How do I pick what is more important than the other?

These are in chronological order but none are any less precious to me than the other.

(half of a collection of 8
…. but the others are still to come

I hope you find these informative inspirational & entertaining to read!
Enjoy! ♥

15-12-08 # UPDATE !!!



To the hosts of the group and all you who read & like my words THANK YOU!

☺♫♦↕§♪☺♣ Happy Dancing !! ☼♪♥↓§↑♣§♦↕♫☺

Chookas! ☼♥☼

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