I came across this picture of my younger self recently, and the first thing that came to mind is the phrase, “Hurtful words last forever.”
When I was about this age, a girlfriend said, “If you had blue eyes and got your teeth fixed,” and then she said some other things. I don’t remember what she said next. All I heard was the sting of those first words. I do remember being hurt and thinking, ‘Wow, if you want to know what I don’t like about you...”
This picture should bring back happier memories, but that’s what I remember.