To The Teacher Who Had My Heart

It’s been so long since 12th Grade when I so joyfully attended your English lectures, looking forward to seeing you every alternate day at 11am. You’d walk in, always with a book in your hand, a wonderful quote on your lips, & a gust of passion for English in your eyes.

I think the main reason I fell for you, was that you taught my most favourite subject in the most unique way. Your love for words, books & classic literary art was so overwhelmingly beautiful, that it inspired me to fall in love with English every step of the way. Having a young professor who’s handsome, well-read & so approachable isn’t a luxury that every girl gets. Just like me, there were hundreds of students who’s heart you’d stolen, yet nobody admired you the way I did.

As you pulled us into your world of Shakespeare, Austen & Hemingway every class, I found myself appreciating you more & more. Unlike the other girls in the class who’d just gape at you for your looks, I respected your intellect & passion more. Discussions with you about symbolisms & literary works were the highlight of my day. My massive crush on you did me more good than harm. I’d study really hard to make sure I get the most impressive grades, I’d write alot to improve my vocabulary & expression & ofcourse, read more & more to be able to talk to you.

Your flattering looks combined with your wit & knowledge often made it difficult to focus in your classes too, while I spent those hours gazing at how perfect you were. Having an affinity for older, mature men is common, & it’s extremely common to feel that for your favourite teacher too. But it’s safe to say my feelings for you were far more than just a temporary crush. I was & will always be truly, madly & deeply in awe of the person you are, & the person your influence made me.

I don’t know if you knew how I felt about you, although it’s hard to believe that you had no idea. This letter of admiration will never reach you, because sometimes, love is best when it’s at a distance, tucked away in the back corner of the classroom.

With love,
Your sincerest student.

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