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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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