My first crush/?It was her beauty that attracted me?
M y first crush was my classmate in Class VIII. All the guys in my class had a crush on her. And naturally so – she was not just good-looking, but had a fit and athletic body too. She was a perfect combination of beauty and brains. She used to top the class but more than that, it was her beauty that attracted me.
I’m sure she knew about my feelings from the beginning but it was much later, when we reached college, that she decided to do something about it. Though we were not in the same college, we used to meet often and it was during one such meeting that she asked me out. We decided to give it a try but things didn’t work out for us. The lunch meetings every Saturday didn’t materialise into anything solid. Soon, we realised that it was time to call it quits and that’s what we did.
But we are still friends. Today, she’s a happily married woman. Now when we look back at the entire episode, we have a hearty laugh. We know that we are always there for each other.
It was a teenage crush, something that I wanted badly at that age. I’ll never forget it – it was beautiful and innocent. Although a crush has an element of love in it, it’s not deep enough to sustain a relationship. Love is a beautiful feeling that explains our existence.
(As told to Bhawna Gera)