February 11, 2013
In Focus: My Only Secret Admirer

If I had known that was the last time someone would write me a secret admirer message, maybe I would have behaved differently. Because in my heart, I’d always wanted a secret admirer. Maybe I would have told Sasha to take her Nair legs and trot back to the gaggle of other girls who were busy pointing out who’s outfit looked trashier. Maybe I would have found out Mackabee thought houseflies looked like shiny flying rainbows, too. But when the bell rang and I made the walk of shame past Mackabee, a hopeful rat of a voice inside me said, “There will be others.” There weren’t.
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In Focus: My Only Secret Admirer

If I had known that was the last time someone would write me a secret admirer message, maybe I would have behaved differently. Because in my heart, I’d always wanted a secret admirer. Maybe I would have told Sasha to take her Nair legs and trot back to the gaggle of other girls who were busy pointing out who’s outfit looked trashier. Maybe I would have found out Mackabee thought houseflies looked like shiny flying rainbows, too. But when the bell rang and I made the walk of shame past Mackabee, a hopeful rat of a voice inside me said, “There will be others.” There weren’t.

Read more. [Image: Flickr]

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    This was, oddly enough, sort of an uplifting read, for whatever reason.
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    This makes me sad.
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    This is really sweet… good reminder in Valentine’s Day week to give love. Or at the very least, kindness.
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    "Be like the rest of us and go against the grain!" I liked this.
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    Awwww
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