Posted by: Shar & Mare | January 31, 2011

Is a Kiss really just a Kiss?


Sharon wrote a blog entry about kissing … fond memories of good and bad experiences. I really feel sorry she suffered through the Non-kiss! Poor thing! Ah .. youth!! LOL. And she mentioned the dictionary’s meaning of kissing … 2 lips pressing up against the other.

I have to say that it has been a long while since I have dated someone … and more importantly … dated someone I wanted to kiss.

But, I realized, a kiss is not always just a kiss.

What the dictionary did not distinguish is … the emotion and connection one has when they kiss. So, if a kiss is just the physical act of pressing lips against each other then what is it when you do that, but the emotion behind that makes you feel joy … happiness … excited … connected with that person?

I don’t know, but I think we need to come up with a term that embodies the emotional connection and feeling behind a kiss.

Please, send in your comments and suggestions.

Recently, I have met someone. He is very nice, with a great sense of humor and a warm heart. Yes, on the 3rd date … we kissed.

But as I have gotten to know this person and have wanted to share the non verbal communication relaying that I like them (OK OK … my way of saying KISS!) … the term kiss seems inadequate.

So, I am going to start a new movement to find a term that embodies the emotional aspect of the kiss.

OK, so in the 1950’s movies, a kiss was referred to as “making love” to you. Well, 60 years later … that has a whole new meaning.

It is precisely that emotional bond and connection you have with someone that makes the experience exciting and sweet … one that puts a smile on your face … that one wants to capture with the right term.

So, please send in your comments and suggestions … and who knows … maybe our LifeBytes readers will be responsible for a new word to the American dictionary. We can only hope.

Thanks for reading ….
Mariann

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