Wednesday, 24 February 2010
In the Air Tonight
I still remember they rubberish smell of the rink, mixed with popcorn from the movies on the floor above. He came skating wearing a high waisted black jean and paisley shirt, confident and stylish. He was in the first rugby team and the school's swimming star. I was just trying to make out the difference between roller skating and ice skating without making a fool of myself. And I was fresh in Standard 6 - the first year of High school and with a group of girls on a friends birthday party.
He skated over and took my hand and led me around the ring a few times, smiling all the way. Later, when I gained confidence, we skated again, holding hands. My heart was throbbing in my throat.It was a day filled with magic and romance.
First love, always sweet.