When I was in high school, I think I probably biggest crush in the entire universe on a girl named Kate Shanons.
Kate was great ..
She was quiet and soft spoken.
She was also kind and willing to give a guy like me the time of day.
And that's why I'm probably in love with her ..
As fate would have it .. It is also easily the most beautiful girl I've ever seen during my 4 years in high school .. if not my whole life ..
All the 15 years that is ..
If her long curly hair brunette, cobalt blue eyes and a small 5-foot-5 frame does not kill you ..
Then its elegant and sympathetic smile ..
Right at this time Hollywood released the "Blue Lagoon" with Brooke Shields plays the part of the teenage beauty who was on the uninhabited island of the South Pacific only other teenager to keep her "company".
Now as much as I dreamed of being stranded on a desert island in similar circumstances with Shannon Keith, that would simply not going to come true.
Because unfortunately, I do not think I was the only young person in this school who felt that way.
In fact there was a good chance that each carrier of testosterone in the fact that all schools should have the same damn dream ..
Well, the laws of nature can not be denied .. and as soon as he took Kate .. beautiful woman with a gentle nature quickly became the most popular girl in school ..
Once she was a shy girl of my dreams .. The next day she was a princess junior year at the Court Homecoming Queen's ..
And then another year after that she was Homecoming Queen herself ..
She was paraded around the football field in the classic 60's Mustang with a bouquet of roses in one hand and the other was in the air, makes all too familiar beauty queen wave wrist ..
Kate, of course, shy no more ..
Around the same time that I finally started thinking that maybe my 4 years of eternal love and devotion to Kate is probably not going to notice ... at least not as I hoped ..
So it was with this experience that I encountered my first hard reality of a truly beautiful women ..
They are extremely rare and hard as hell to get closer to and at some point in our lives we are all men have a real understanding of what it means to wish for a distant star ..
Because we understand, unfortunately .. "This star will not come to Earth just for you friends .."
So in the "mature" 18 years I began to openly wonder where in this galaxy can a large number of these stars can be found .. Oh and by the way, where the hell was the closest the astronauts training center?
Thus began the seeds of life long adventure, which continues to this day.
As we travel through hyperspace and arrive at this point in the space time continuum.
I consider myself to visit a friend who teaches at a local university here in Siberia ..
We accidentally sit down to catch up with each other in class, before his students come.
Wake .. and the standard procession beautiful young Russian girl files while chit chatting and giggling with a normal level of energy that just brings a certain smile on his face ..
(Surely one of the greatest sounds in life, to be heard exactly ..)
As the girls sat my friend introduced me as a guest of the English language and begins to talk about my class background to run in his speech that the North America, as ..
5 minutes into my chat is a knock at the door and end the corner there, and gently apologizes for her tardiness.
All I had to talk about was instantly forgotten ..
Because the girl who had just entered the room was not just a simple clone of the girl that I was literally worshiped by nearly 25 years ago.
This girl was ageless level quantum copy up to hairstyle and clothing line, which she wore ..
Kate Shanons was again standing in front of me in the flesh ..
"Someone please slap I should .. I again dream!"
After an awkward silence with an equally awkward stares from the class I came up my train of thought and continued to talk with my ..
As I have already addressed the class and answering their questions funny realization began to dawn on me ..
Kate Shanons ", who was sitting in the back row listening to me ..
Was just an average girl than the other young ladies in this room!
But it does not take anything from that moment, "Kate."
Thus, while I was still answering questions from the class split moment of clarity, we all sometimes suddenly strikes me a little inner voice said ...
Dude .. You did it ..
You've finally arrived at the place where you're back to square one with the beauty you are looking for.
It is no longer a dream .. this is not fantasy .. and it is certainly no longer an unreachable ..
It's here and now ..
And by the way .. Kate Shanons checks to you man!
4 years of dreaming of one girl in school and more than 20 years of research for another ..
And I'm surfing on a wave in a sea of tranquility surrounded by cosmic mermaid who gave me a full undivided attention and enthusiasm ..
Now, of course, a big part of me realized it before, when I first came here a few years ago ..
But for some strange reason, until I was almost completely forgotten about who Kate Shanons during this time ..
Now I think part of me still needed to "see" her again, to assume that the last piece of the puzzle in their hands ..
And firmly press it into the slot, to finally complete the picture ..
Sea of Tranquility really ..
Before I knew it the bell rang and the girls gave me a heart warming gratitude for my time and started to feed, to catch their next class.
My friend and I resumed the conversation and started to leave after a few minutes, but ..
"Kate" was hanging in the hallway with some of her friends ..
And just as I'm going to tell her that she turned to me with an elegant and sympathetic smile and quietly says ...
"Excuse me .. but I ask you?"