Day 19/366 thoughts
She’s right, of course. Every word is true.
It’s just not the whole truth. She doesn’t mention how you looked at me in the lunchroom that first day. Or how you blushed when your best friend, Kevin, said, “Why him?” and I tweaked your earlobe and replied, “Because he’s cute.” Or how nice you were to my rat even though you were terrified. Or how proud you were of me when I won the speech contest in Phoenix. Or how-I don’t know, how do you explain it?-how we just fit together.
Ok, so you’re not perfect. Who is?
Sure, Susan makes sense. But my heart doesn’t care about sense. My heart never says” Why? Only: Who?
Excerpt from Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli