He loved the girl in 5th grade as only a 5th grader could. Many days he drove his bike by her house where her mom also ran a dance school, never daring to talk with her in school (she wasn't in his class anyway), hoping to spot a glimpse of her. She became his mystery. And perhaps that was best, because mysteries are always perfect. And even though they never spoke and she never learned of his crush, he remembers her decades later.
Canarsie, Brooklyn, NY, United States