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Open call for contributions in York

Jan 11, 2019
York, England
Just as Britain is set to break up with the European Union, York Castle Museum brings a...
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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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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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Posted Sep 17, 2018

We thought we keep stay the same forever

15/9/18
San Diego, United States
We thought we could be forever. That time wouldn't change us. Our romance may have been...
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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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Posted Oct 14, 2018

He was the only one that i loved purely

Autumn 2012- autumn 2016
I messed everything up. I ruin that beautiful feelings. he truly loved me, i was so sur...
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A postcard

Yerevan, Armenia
I am a 70-year-old woman from Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. I visited Zagreb back in...
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A plush Snoopy

30 years
Leiden, Netherlands
He gave Snoopy to me on my 17th birthday. We had fallen in love six months earlier, on...
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Posted Sep 26, 2018

Forevermore no more

April 14, 2009 -January 5,2018
Baguio, Philippines
We were highschool sweetheart,we dated for almost 9 yrs. We have our bumps and trials d...
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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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Posted Apr 09, 2018

Tilted

6/28/17
Italy
I knew it was partly my fault, but I overcompensated on the guilt and that's when I los...
Posted Aug 29, 2018

Coleshill, United Kingdom
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A stiletto shoe

1966, six weeks, and 1998, a few hours
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
It was 1959, I was ten, T. was eleven. We were very much in love. When I told my mother...
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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 ...
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A key - bottle opener

Ljubljana, Slovenia
You talked to me of love and presented me with small gifts every day; this is just one ...

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We came to melt both hearts and snows in Helsinki
May 30, 2016
Helsinki, Finland
What do the crutches and plush toys have in common?

As it turns out, broken hearts. Helsinki City Museum already holds many precious treasures and testaments to personal experiences of people in Helsinki and will now become a temporary home for 40 Finnish and international exhibits dedi...
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