For a guy who speaks well and pays his rent stringing words together I’m on a high wire here. I do know that in romance as in life, speech is the tool we’ve knapped out of nothing to create everything and words are its bit. But doesn’t a kiss transcend time and space and words and speech? Yes, indeed, a kiss is as old as mankind himself, yet each occasion a kiss is initiated it is as new as the exact moment lips touch. But, should I avoid talking about it here?
WAIT! Consider the intricacies. Consider its variety. Consider its staying power. Consider what is gleaned from the person and the moment. There are sticky sweet kisses you push your face into like a drippy vanilla ice-cream cone. There are kisses that entice, kisses that forgive, there are kisses of unbridled lust and kisses that deceive. Affirmation and understanding can be a kiss, as can devotion, forgiveness, and acceptance. And then there are those other types of kisses! A loving kiss has often herald the start of life and a kiss has delivered some to their death. There is no other single seemingly innocuous gesture that has the ability to exalt one forever, or to ruin one’s life.
Whether intended to exalt or to ruin, a kiss gleefully explores the Terra Incognita of another soul. It colonizes, growing deeper and stronger as we evolve. It continually adapts, as measures of love simmer to the surface of life and buoyantly seek to buttress sharing and sacrifice between a man and woman. A loving kiss loiters long and deep, beyond the lips, so slight, so soft and unseen, like the aroma of a kitchen lingering long after a meal has been enjoyed and the guests departed. But, certainly all the kisses for all the ages, for all the reasons given or received, celebrate the ongoing and endless process of us humans learning about love.
Light years exist within the depths of verbal communication and communication can fulminate and extend our lives But, a passionate kiss between a man and a woman is the only thing that steals us away from oblivion, and is by far the most important human endeavor throughout our existence. It is only our mortality measured by tomorrow’s shuffling of papers, and flipping of the calendar. But your tender kiss… ah, that kiss,… is the best that a moment, a life, or even eternity can offer. Yes?