Monday, February 15, 2010

Rebel Girl

How many girls are so lucky to have three men at one point or another in their life who remind that girl of her longtime crush, James Dean?

I don't know any girls, but me in this category.

Wish I knew where the feeling came from or where it originated. I can't remember, it's like I woke up one morning and just knew, as only a 17 year old could.

Watching his movies, buying a poster to adorn my walls with (see above photo for how it looked), and this old puzzle I put together of him. I could not explain my fascination with him to my questioning parents. That's like trying to explain a weepy dream to someone and that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you realize they don't understand because it wasn't their dream.

Of the three guys, only one has stayed with my mind all these years. The high school boy of course. Not to sound like a weirdo writing this, but we really do affect the lives of others even if we know it or not.

Overnight, this little note I penned blew up on Tumblr. This is a condensed version of something that happened a few years ago with this guy I graduated from high school with. I'd make it more detailed, but sometimes simplicity speaks louder than details.

There was a guy in my senior year h.s. class who reminded me of James Dean. Goddamn, he was beautiful. I was so shy around him. I never spoke to boys back then. He always complimented me and I blushed really badly.
2 years later, I kissed him.
Still the best kiss ever, despite the fact that I was drunk and wearing a pink and black wig.

James and Julie Harris in East of Eden, definitely my favorite film of his. Their chemistry is like no other when they are on screen together.

So gorgeous.

Love to you all,


this wheel's on fire said...

Thank you for are a lucky girl :)

silence sweetheart said...

I adore James Dean so much, such a lovely post!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Oh my gosh I have a stand up of James Dean, all his movies, and a calender of him. None of my friends understand my fascination, he is just incredibly bad boy gorgeous!

belle in arms said...

All I've got so far is one. My father that is. He is freakishly similar to Dean, although the grey strings in his hair makes him look older, but then again he is older so..

Phoenix said...

I've met one James Dean...and he's a heart-breaker, so I keep my distance ;)

Jaime said...

He was hot stuff!

Phoebe Rose said...

Aw that's so sweet! He really was so gorgeous!

drollgirl said...

oh, he was just magnificent.

and lucky you with that fabulous kiss. those are really hard to forget. wouldn't it be rad if you could find him and kiss him again? :)

Helen said...

I guess everyone loves a bad boy.
Rebel Without a Cause is still such a great film, even after all these years.

Gingeyginge said...

Thank you for your comment...I must admit I have a weak spot for Mr Dean also.x.

this wheel's on fire said...

i agree <3

Hope Chella said...

I think the man you marry should look like James Dean!!!! :)

Sadako said...

Very lucky! James Dean is so classic.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i have a feeling i've never seen a single James Dean film...never realized that until now!!! he is timeless and sexy.
xox alison