Thursday, December 08, 2011
#31DDD: tell me about your first crush
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.