The lyrics "saving all my kisses for you" keep running through my head. Don't ask me why. Couldn't answer if you did.
Funny how that works.
Anyway, this got me thinking about kisses in general and the way folks express their emotion through them.
There are kisses between friends, family, parents & children, and of course lovers. We even have candy kisses (and hugs!).
Just goes to show how the human touch is vital to our health. In fact medical studies have proven that the human touch goes a long way toward mental, emotional and even physical healing.
In my book, Tempered Joy, Ace (the hero) is sorely tempted to kiss his heroine, Lexie, on more than one occasion. But what impressed me is that this young man felt kisses were "given too lightly and often taken as such" and that he'd like to "share that intimacy with her some time and place where he could be more private about it."
Recently I met a sweet friend for a night of dancing and laughter and during one point in our conversation I made the comment that ladies don't kiss on the first date.
Left him speechless LOL!
To be honest, I have kissed on the first date before, but I never realized until recently how much I appreciate those (and Ace's) sentiments.
Now, I don't mind a kiss on the forehead or a brush of lips over my cheek or even mouth, but as a single woman in a world where kisses are given too lightly and taken as such, in fact, almost expected from the get-go, I'm thinking I'll save those really, intimate kisses for someone special.
What are your thoughts on kisses?
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All around rodeo cowboy and heir to the Rockin’ H Ranch, Ace Harris is determined not to fall in love. He’s only loved one woman in his life, his mother, and no one can even come close to filling her boots. Lexie Morgan thinks rodeo cowboys have rocks for brains and a death wish for a soul. A broken childhood and the death of her father and best friend leave her doubting and questioning God (despite her years of religious upbringing) and afraid of love. Can two young people who clash from the onset learn to trust in the healing power of God and find love and happiness amidst tragedy and grief?
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