The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
‑Voltaire, philosopher and writer (1694–1778)
What does “crush” mean to you?
For me, it means that someone is attractive and that I’m interested in getting to know him or her better, and it generally means that I realize that I’m at least a little infatuated with that person. Getting to know him or her better often means that the crush backs off or disappears altogether, as happens with any infatuation. I have crushes on most of the humans on my LJ friends list.
There are also people I’m not precisely crushing on, but who I love. I know them too well for crushes and infatuation.