Thursday, December 08, 2011

#31DDD: tell me about your first crush

eye contact

Michael Gaines was a ginger with a bowl cut. Ruddy freckles ran amuck across his face and arms. It was the early '80s, and I was smitten. We were both in elementary school and had swim lessons at the municipal pool in the summer. It was during those blazing summer days that I started envisioning our life together.  Do you ever wonder if guys do this, too?

He was tall, a bit gangly, and seriously dorky. True to type...even from the start.

Honestly, my first crush was so long ago that the only memories left are a couple of fleeting images at the pool and knowledge of those faint flutters finding a special boy on which to focus my attention.

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