Having a crush is one of our original human impulses – it is the feeling of seeing in another person characteristics that compliment your being so well that you feel impelled to join their life with yours if even for only a little while. It is a strong, passionate longing for a partnership with a person that has something you don’t have and could never possess. It is a magnetic desire for an image of beauty fetched from youth. It is a flood of emotion so mentally overwhelming that it affects your physical being. Having a crush makes me feel young and alive. It takes me over in the most amazing way.
par·a·chute[par-uh-shoot] noun, verb, -chut·ed, -chut·ing.
a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.