a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
a kiss is just a kiss...or is it.
I love this pic. The nurse in the pic passed away recently but the legacy of this picture will live on. I've been giving a lot of thoughts to kisses in novels. there are so many different types of kisses. social kisses, air kisses, grandma kisses, first kisses(those ROCK) and so on. kisses are important. they convey so much and to me they are the closest and most intimate form of contact. it seems like all of your senses are funneled into that one act. you even close your eyes to experience it. I wonder where that came from. and the first time your lips meet your intended, you brain goes wild and showers of sparks begin. they can also be deal breakers. if you get a bad kisser you are in big trouble. i.e too wet, too stiff, tonsil swabbers and the list goes on. lots of times in novels kisses are severely neglected.and they can add so much to the depth of a character. think about it... weren't your opinions of a date shaped by their kissing ability? I went back and paid special attention to first kisses in Life in Moonlight. I mean, kisses are important. even to vampires.