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just one of those moments

Every so often I start to miss Sarah more than anything. Usually it's in the middle of the night; two or three in the morning. Like now. I don't know what it is about this time of night -- maybe it's the isolation, maybe it's the darkness, I don't know -- but for some reason every time I'm awake at this time, I start thinking about Sarah and how much I want to be near her.

Of course, it probably doesn't help that I was looking through pictures from prom (which was last night). Oh my good god, prom was incredible. There was dancing. Yes, I danced. Me. I danced like a crazy person. I may have smacked people. (NOT MY FAULT, IT WAS CROWDED.) But there were a few moments there that are sticking in my mind rather pointedly. Moments that I wish I had pictures of. Moments that are making it very difficult to stand this feeling that I need to be with her right now.

Most of you will probably not know the movie The Swan Princess. It's an animated Disney-type knockoff from the nineties that I watched over and over as a kid. Basically, it's a re-telling of SwanLake. Princess is turned into swan by evil wizard who wants her kingdom, and the prince has to make a vow of everlasting love and prove it to the world in order to break said spell. Basic fairytale stuff. The prince and the princess have an arranged marriage in the beginning, and they're brought up spending every summer together, which both of them absolutely hate. But then, one summer, they meet and see each other with new eyes. She thinks he's handsome, he thinks she's beautiful, and that apparently equals love at first sight. (Hey, I never said that it had a good message.)

My point, and I do have one, is that there's one part of the movie when they're dancing together. It's at a big ball-type thing, and there's this massive crowd around them. The music is playing, the lights are up, the crowd is huge, but all that melts away. Quite literally, in this case. It just sort of dissolves until they're in this sea of pink and purple swirlies; obviously a visual metaphor for just being so in tune with each other and so immersed in each other that the world melts away. For years, I'd look at that scene and be like, "Okay, no. That doesn't happen. There's always going to be something to distract you. Stuff like that will only ever happen in movies."

I was wrong.

Last night, at the prom, they played some slow songs. Sarah and I were dancing together. The music was incredibly loud, the lights were flashing, and you could barely move without running into people. I noticed none of this. I had closed my eyes and was just holding her as close as I could, and we were just dancing in circles. The best was probably the last slow song of the night. We had our arms around each other and our foreheads touching. Both of us had our eyes closed and... oh man. It was just like that scene in The Swan Princess, I swear. It was as if the entire world vanished and it was just her and me.

If I were ever uncertain about my love for her before, believe me when I say I am not now. I know I talk a big game about having crushes on boys -- my best friend, for one, and the Nostalgia Critic, for another -- but nothing can ever, EVER compare to the amazing feeling that I got that night. I have never experienced that before. I had promised slow-dances to other people that night, but... somehow, I just couldn't tear myself away from the girl I love. I've never felt like this before in my life. Ever. It's just incredible.

And now for some corny lyrics. Because that is how we teenage girls express our devotion. Woo.

He's got the Ford pulled over on the shoulder of the highway
He's got a map laid out to see where they are
And he's not really sure where it is they're going
He's got a red-haired beauty sitting waiting in the car

Ooh, when she looks at him
Well it blows him away like a wild prairie wind
Ooh, when she looks at him
He feels like all he can do is win
With her by his side

He's been driving all night trying to put some miles behind them
Now the sun's coming up, the colour of desire
He never had much of a plan, just this burning inside
Like an oil fire raging for his red-haired beauty

Ooh, when she looks at him
Well it blows him away like a wild prairie wind
Ooh, when she looks at him
He feels like all he can do is win
With her by his side

There's anger in their voices, he tries but they won't listen
He leaves the phone dangling, looking down the highway
And he'd hoped they would remember how it feels when love's a fever
How he feels inside for his red-haired beauty

Ooh, when she looks at him
Well it blows him away like a wild prairie wind
Ooh, when she looks at him
Feels like all he can do is win

Ooh, when she looks at him
Well it blows him away like a wild prairie wind
Ooh, when she looks at him
Feels like all he can do is win

Ooh, when she looks at him
Ooh, when she looks at him
Ooh, when she looks at him
Ooh, when she looks at him

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