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    2 Claddagh rings

    03/01/2003 - 14/08/2017
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
    14.5 years, 4 countries and 3 rings. I lost the first ring down a drain and he replaced...
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    Empty bag of fortune cookies attached to a Starbucks cup

    October 27, 2013 – January 10, 2016
    Vicenza, Italy
    You were my first love. And I wished you would also be my last. When we got those fortu...
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    Hairdryer

    9.5 years
    Cologne, Germany
    When I was a child, we used to have a ‘special’ hairdryer. Once switched off, it someti...
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    Twenty-seven-year Old Crust from a Wound of My First Love

    1990-1993
    Mürzzuschlag, Austria
    In 1990 my friend, my first great love, had a motorbike accident. Its consequence was s...
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    A Forget-me-not porcelain doll

    1992 - 1998
    Helsinki, Finland
    My first true love. We got together just before we started our studies and we became ad...
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    A drawing of us made by a stranger in the train

    2013-2015
    Helsinki, Finland
    We met at a students Valentine's Day party, the connection was immediate. She came into...
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    Stockman mannequin

    14 years
    Oslo, Norway
    His dream was to be a fashion designer. He had just finished university in New York Cit...
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    A packet of gastritis tablets – CONTROLOC

    1 year
    Vinkovci, Croatia
    As a child of 13 I was diagnosed with gastritis. For those unfamiliar with the term, it...
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    Watch

    December 2002
    Menznau, Switzerland
    In 2002, when I was still young and innocent, I spent November and December in Vancouve...
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    Espresso machine

    Too long, last 20 years of the past century
    Paris, France
    For a long time he loved the coffee I made for him using the espresso machine he gave m...
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    Dreadlocks

    1998 - 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    These are my dreads. Morbid, I know. But notice the braided ends. I didn't do that. Mus...
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    Stupid Frisbee

    2 years and 2 months
    Belgrade – Zagreb
    Description: a stupid Frisbee, bought in a thrift store, was my ex-boyfriend’s brillian...
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    Sign made of license plates

    1/2011-1/2016
    Red Bank, NJ, USA
    We met in graduate school and were quickly engaged. Shortly after we were married I wen...
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    Action man

    14 years
    Basel, Switzerland
    My godmother was really godly to me. I felt understood and she was generous beyond all ...
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    Black dildo

    1987 – 2007
    Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Around the time of my twenty-seventh birthday my boyfriend gave me this. Perhaps becaus...
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    Key ring

    A year and five months
    Kaohsiung, Taipei
    At one time we used it to lock the doors of the life we shared, and now I see the dama...

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    An Exe Axe

    Berlin
    She was the first woman that I let move in with me. All my friends thought I needed to learn to let people in more. A few months after she moved in, I was offered to travel to the US. She could not come along. At the airport we said goodbye in tears, and she was assuring me she could not survive three weeks without me. I returned after three weeks, and she said: “I fell in love with someone els...
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