Don't we all have someone we think this way about at some point in our lives?
For me there have been three gentlemen. I won't name names, but I'll tell you this: my heart was captured somewhere around the years of 4, 15 and 21...
And yes, for me there is one gentleman that stands out a little more than the others.
(wink)Though I was 21 when I met him, and I'm 28 now, he lives somewhere in my 16 year-old heart., and it's likely he always will.
I look forward to a real life and a real love - I know that one day I'll fall in love for the last time and I know that I will give that man my whole heart. I also believe that it is important to make room in your heart for others before you meet them or you risk displaying a "no vacancy" sign to others...believe me I've dated that guy who is still stuck on a girl from years before - and I got plain tired of not only feeling like I couldn't measure up - but finally becoming somewhat preoccupied with her myself - (and these were the days before facebook - imagine that)!
I never want to be the girl who can't forget.
But I hope there's a part of me that never forgets these three young guys the way I felt about them - and I doubt I ever will. Mostly because a part of me believes that secret dreams and memories - that first love and unrequited love is really the only place a person can ever find real "romance" - like in a book or a movie.
It's -in your most secret memories - in all those moments that only the two of you know about.
It's in every unspoken affection - all the things you didn't have - because it's in those dreams that the two of you were truly perfect.
Remember every time your heart swelled and nearly burst - remember every time it felt shattered, because to quote one of my all time favorite shows Dawson's Creek with one of its all-time most soapy lines -
"it's our pain that makes us real..."