First love

The San Francisco Ballet posted this letter—one of many—on their new Tumblr Letter to My First Love, in honor of their production of Onegin, based on Pushkin’s poem/novel. Initially the rakish Onegin spurns the young Tatiana, only to fall in love with her years later after she has blossomed (and married someone else!); this anonymous Tumblr submission pretty much describes her mature self in a nutshell.

I wonder if that sentiment of longing mingled with the maturity that comes from moving on and letting go could be anything like this French film Un Amour de Jeunesse (Goodbye First Love), which I haven’t yet seen but want to.

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