It is a bright and sunny Easter Sunday and I received some cash as presents.
I also recently obtained my driver’s license last December.
So, I take my Dad’s car, a 1998 Ford Taurus and drive to the Wal*Mart a few towns to the northwest of me.
I know what I want to buy, some two-way radios that come with a charging base.
I’m walking around the store, and there I see her.
She is a beautiful and pleasantly plump young lady.
She is wearing a white shirt and baby blue shorts.
She reminds me of the girl I was in love with during my early childhood, just as a teenager.
What if that is her?
I am so overcome by her beauty and I feel very giddy in her presence.
However, I don’t know what to say to her, without being weird.
I wish I had the chance to talk to her, but I don’t think I will.
So, I just admire her.
I watch her for a little while, then I go to the electronics section to make my purchase.
Then, my stupid self, I leave the store, not trying to look for her again.
I drive back to my parents’ house with the stereo on full blast.
To my knowledge, I haven’t seen her again since.
What if she was indeed the girl from my early childhood and I blew my one chance at being able to meet her again?
I don’t know and I guess I never will know, but that thought keeps me up at night sometimes to this very day.
A few months later, I suffer a mental breakdown for something unrelated…