Very nice. The torn heart especially telling probably of many of our lives. I never knew until later in life how many girls I grew up with were crushing on me. Some didn't say anything until we were in our 40s/50s. I just learned recently of the childhood feelings of another one, one of my oldest and dearest friends. She loved me but I never in that way knew it.
We consider ourselves half brother and sister today and I'm so glad she's still in my life but I'll bet I lost a number of friends because they loved me and probably felt rejected by me even while I was unaware of their attentions. Crazy growing up gay.