I do have one now. However, this is not me thinking about him but me asking myself: what the hell am I doing with such an insipid feeling that does not even have a definition anywhere except in good ole wiki?!
Alright, crushes are natural. We had them, we have them and most probably have more of them as long as our basic faculties are intact.
But when you are at a certain age - like 30 - what I think about crushes is that they are 24-hour (ok, maximum of a week!) things that have to be resolved one way or another. It is not something that you let fester under a coat of warm, fuzzy, gooey emotions. For pete's sake! You're not six anymore and blithely telling your elder sister that you've a got a crush on Steve Armstrong of Voltes V.
I can tell myself that "You've been there and you've done that" but I will not for I haven't been really there and I haven't really done that. But I can definitely tell myself that "You should be old enough to know better."
Do something! Either get on with it or get over it. Push it on or push it off. Build something or crush it to tiny pieces and just be happy with the company.
I haven't made up my mind yet. But somehow, I will learn whether I do know any better.
I was asked to speak to Alan Hollinghurst in an episode of the BBC World Book Club - Someone from the BBC World Book Club got wind of my 5-star review of ‘The Line of Beauty’ in Goodreads dot com and asked if I wanted to send in a questio...
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