Patrick Swayze was an icon in my eyes. Oh, did I want to be Baby in Dirty Dancing and Demi Moore in Ghost.
The first time I saw Dirty Dancing was my Junior year in college. The freshmen I was (babysitting) an adviser for rented it and a movie room in the library. It was love at first site. Soon after, I got the flu and had to stay in the health center over Easter break. I watched DD about 4 times that weekend. Since then, I have probably watched it another 25(ok, maybe 50). I had the soundtrack, the cool white jean shorts that Baby wore and was often seen carrying around a watermelon.
Then Ghost came out. I went to the movies by myself to see it. I don't know why I was by myself, but I was and was in a crowded theater. Or I think it was crowded, I was crying so hard, I couldn't tell. I cried so hard on the way home I ran through a stop sign. Oh to be Demi and live in that cool loft and have a guy(not any guy, but Patrick Swayze) that loved you so so so much.
I love how in real life Patrick was so devoted to his wife. As we know, so many Hollywood couple's are not so in touch. As a wanna be dancer, I could only dream of marrying a guy that could dance me around the house.
I know he is in a better place now. He is no longer in pain. The images of him in his prime will forever be etched in my memory.