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My latest read

I had intended to write about the book I read on Friday morning, but of course the craziness of the day took over.  So, I will continue with my original thoughts.  I just finished "Always Something There to Remind Me" by Beth Harbison.  I heard of the book from Emily Giffin's Facebook Page (the author of Something Borrowed and several other, which I've written about reading).

It was a great love story about two people that dated in high school and continued to think and love each other as they grew older and led separate lives.  I laughed out loud in some parts as the book was describing how teenagers see love and express love.  The notes, the mixed-tapes and the thoughts that you are madly in love with the person you are dating and imagine that they are who you will marry.  I remember the days of note writing and listening to a song and relating it to how you feel (the whole rainbow of emotions)...heck, sometimes I still think a song was written for me.  But, its that childish and innocent thoughts that eventually lead to heartbreak and thus, make us who we are and make us wiser in the love department.

I'm not saying you can't find your perfect person in high school, I actually have several friends that met in high school and are happily married today.  But, its highly unlikely these days.  Maybe a bit more common when my parents were growing up, but not so much now.  Its seems like teens change boyfriends/girlfriends every week these days!

Then, the book leads to the always taunting question"what if?"  That's a pretty big question - especially when relationships are involved.  What if you could take back a fight or an action, would things have turned out differently?  What if you gave that one person a chance that you never really had any interest in?  One will never know.

I try to live with as few "what ifs" as possible.  I don't want to be older thinking back on my life and not be satisfied.  I want to live it to the fullest and not leave any doubt!  I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the emotions it brought back remembering the days of new and young love.

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