We never say these words.
We think it. We know it but we can’t say it.
Some call it “puppy love” or maybe a short-lived but overwhelming desire for another person.
A crush usually happens in middle school when boys and girls are finding out who they are and what they want and all those hormones flowing but are not sure enough of ourselves to be able to decide what to do about it.
A crush may turn into something special or just fade away.
I think my first crush as on Gina Lollobridgida or Natalie Wood or my fifth grade teacher (wonder 50’s tight sweater) or Barbara and Jane from school but they went to a different high school or something or probably Cookie, but we know where that went.
A crush gives that uncomfortable feeling when in close proximity of the person desired and can create some strange reactions like coveting articles, photos, or even stalking.
The crush makes us uncontrollably crazy with the thoughts of this person, but we won’t say the words.
With a little more life experiences having “a crush” can still happen and when it does it should be appreciated and enjoyed.