Sunday, January 07, 2007

Sunday Scribblings: Kisses

Ah HA! I've found it!! I've found the thing I'm a genius at (see yesterday's post), and it's KISSES. With a kiss, I can divine a child's temperature within 2 or 3 tenths of a point, assure my aging parents I will be with them and stand for them through all that's sure to come, or ignite desire in a (receptive) man.

I am a genius at kisses because they're vital to me. Kissing is one of the purest pleasures available to humans and the thing I long for, dream about, create in fantasy when it's absent. In the long, loveless years of my marriage months sometimes passed without sex, but sex was not central to the dreams that haunted me. Instead, kisses floated behind my closed eyes like mirages in a hot, dry desert.

When I reached the oasis of dating again, I drank in kisses as though from a deep well filled with cool nectar. My new love and I dated for many months before consumating our relationship, but late at night we danced in my candlelit family room and kissed for hours. Hours. When the time finally came, we explored the pleasures of lips on skin well beyond the mouth and I discovered new and unknown levels of sensory delight. You'd have thought I'd discovered fire.

In a way, I had.



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17 comments:

Remiman said...

Jerri,
A kindred spirit. YES
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Kamsin said...

This kissing topic is producing some lovely tender and passionfilled blog posts, and yours is no exception! Great post!

holly said...

beautiful.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely!

Lucy said...

oooh la la Jerri! I Loved this post especially- "sensory delight" and "discovering Fire"! Nice writing, thanks for visiting me today too. Would love to hear more about your spa! :-)

Tammy said...

Your writing shines here Jeri! You go girl ;)

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

You are an excellent writer. I could see the two of you dancing as I read. But then I turned my head away so as not to intrude . . .

:-)

tinker said...

Wow! I think I have to go find a fan now...
Great writing, Jerri - and it brought back some fun memories!

Cynthia said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Your entry, indeed your blog, is wonderful. I've blogrolled you and am looking forward to reading more from you.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Yikes? Is it getting a little hot in here?


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Amber said...

Man, oh man! LOL! Whoohoooooo!!!!!

:)

Rethabile said...

Sounds to me like you had indeed discovered fire, yes.

Mystic Wing said...

I think you give yourself too little credit. I"m pretty sure there are other things you're genius at, but I"m happy you identified the first one.

Very, very good writing.

Dani said...

For some of us, kisses are harder to come by than sex and should definitely be cherished. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the subject!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

This reminds me of the song:
I kissed and kissed and kissed again and then I kissed some more...

Susannah said...
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Susannah said...

this is beautiful - and gives me hope :-) thank you for sharing Sx