Left standing alone today but so many times in their past ... they just fit the bill ... paddling off from the dock, you were two freshman just entering the world of high school. Unsure of yourself and so awkward at the most inopportune times.
Finally it was your chance to get some prime time with her or him...some time alone without all the trappings of the cliques and gamesmanship and turf wars happening at school. You both were finally on common ground. Heart pounding...mouth dry...you finally popped the question.
Paddling back to the dock...a new couple emerged...you were going steady. The first step towards finding your way in the world, learning the cues of courtship had begun. Years later you can't help but walk past this small lake on an October day with your family...and for a brief moment your mind wanders to a time so long ago...a day that began the journey that has come full circle. Your first love, long since gone out of your life...a friendship that only lasted through the Christmas Holidays..but it was a wonderful speed bump on the road to adulthood.
1135 - Self-Interest - *Self-Interest* To have persuasion— Remember the basic rule: Self interest wins. . --- © J Cosmo Newbery 2017 ---
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