abc eliz explorations by Elizabeth Marcus - elizwrites

Why are first-love memories so potent?

A few years ago, when in Munich with my husband, I looked up my college boyfriend, who is German. Our three-year relationship had been intense, but we had not been in touch for 45 years. Happily married, I never expected our meeting to be so overwhelming. Have you reconnected with an old love -- or avoided doing so? Will you share your story?

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Why can't I learn Japanese?

In preparation for a 60th birthday trip to Japan, I decided to satisfy a long-held desire to learn Japanese. After two years of brilliant success with first Rosetta Stone, then Pimsleur, and finally weekly classes at The Japan Society, I opened my mouth in Tokyo—and Spanish emerged! Why?

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