Your first love really is very special. It makes an impact that lasts your whole life. You’re so vulnerable when you’re young. You’re fresh and optimistic and it’s beautiful and romantic and hopeful. But when that love folds, when life has kicked you around a bit and you’ve learned to be cynical, it’s very hard to recapture that first innocence. Much as I’ve loved people since, it’s different.
— Cynthia Lennon on John, circa 1994 (via luvulikeguitars)