Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kissing a fool.

You will never know how you feel about someone till you kiss them.

As a much younger man in the late 1970's, I recollect the full frontal lip kisses of the day, the waxy taste of lipstick from so-called aunts and family friends many times removed.

I remember the many awkward first kisses.

Years later I recall the way I learned the "faire la bise", or french cheek kiss, from an Austrian girl in London.

Now I've come to realize, when it comes to the casual kiss, I may have become a complete unknown.

Which speaks volumes really.

I really have to turn the volume back one day.


Deadlyjelly said...

I completely understand your response to the casual kiss. No doubt you were put off by the 'waxy taste of lipstick' (mmm). And the 'many awkward first kisses'; most people only have to put up with the one first kiss :-D


Mark J said...

I guess you only have to put up with one first kiss if you're a smoking hottie, and you nab your life partner behind the bike sheds after school.

Because we're totally in the friend zone, I cant really comment, except to say You really have a knack for fiction. :)

Deadlyjelly said...

I think our interpretation of 'first kiss' differs. As far as I'm concerned, you only have one first kiss. The rest are all multiples.


Mark J said...

I see your point, however each "first" kiss is just as important - I'm sure that last first kiss is always the one you'll cherish.

Cian said...

"You will never know how you feel about someone till you kiss them"

Does that mean I'll never know how I feel about you? Cause I don't plan on snogging you. And you seemed such a nice guy.

But I would actually prefer not remember our first kisses. Actually I am with Deadlyjelly on this one. There is only one 'first kiss'. Thankfully it was so long ago. Too embarrassing to think about it really.

As for the first kiss that you'll always cherish. To be honest I think "Well maybe not". It could be with the one who got away, or just somebody who was an amazing kisser.

Mark J said...

I guess I would prefer to think of all the first kisses rather than the one that started them all. Like you - embarrassment isn't something I'd like to remember.

Still, since I wrote this post, the memory seems to have reestablished itself somewhat :)