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I started this blog as I entered my 40th year, and now firmly in my 40s, I continue to learn so much about life. I'm learning that life rarely goes according to plan and that there's something new to learn every single day, be it a subtle nudge or a smack in the face.... This is my blog about muddling through my 40s-working hard, writing a book, being an ammateur photographer, trying to exercise and eat well, endeavouring to be the world's best aunt, as well as having fun and laughing out loud every single day.

Friday, April 12, 2013

K is for Kiss

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
Ingrid Bergman.

In my opinion, nothing can ever truly equal the beauty of the anticipation of the first kiss with the person you are falling in love with.

My first kiss didn't come until I was 15 years old, with my first true love.  I'm sure it was nothing like the amazing 'movie kiss' I had dreamt of over the years in the lead up, but what I can remember is the sweet anticipation.

It's been the same in every relationship I've had since - not that there have been too many!  And I have to say, the thought that I would one day get to experience that feeling again (I hope!) helped a tiny bit when my marriage ended.

Here is The Kiss by Auguste Rodin.  It's a sculpture I've been lucky to see three times now, and one of the relatively few pieces of art that has moved me.  There's something about the way she holds her head.

What are some of your favourite movie kisses or works of art depicting the delectable past-time??


  1. Ah yes! I think the first screen kiss I saw in it's original release that moved me was Maria (Julie Andrews) and Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) in "The Sound of Music." That would have been 1965. To this day it's one of my favorite movies, and one of my "Things to check out before I check out" is to do the Sound of Music tour in Saltzburg Austria. :-)

  2. i must have been into kissing at one point but i must admit, we don't do too much kissing for some reason---i love that statue!!!

  3. The statue is a beautiful moment captured :)
    I never liked the kiss in The Quiet Man or Gone With the Wind cos they were too rough for me.
    I like Friends at all really, but I did love Ross and Rachel's first kiss.


  4. I love The Kiss by Rodin. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

    Happy A to Z blogging.

  5. Rodin is one of my favorite sculptors and The Kiss is one of my favorite sculptures.


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