Most people first experience their first love and kisses from their parents. From those magical kisses springs a belief that a simple hug and kiss from Mommy can right all the wrongs of the world curing every boo-boo that comes along.
From the first moments I laid eyes on my precious babies until the present day they have been smothered with love and kisses as is proper. It didn’t take long for them to learn that Mommy’s kisses would make boo-boos all better. Mommy’s kiss and a band aid preferably with some kid friendly graphics would take all the hurt away and dry even the most stubborn of tears. Ah, the innocence of youth! As you age you realize a couple of pain killers reap miracles as well.
Once puberty hits there comes an over whelming need to swap saliva with the opposite sex, preferably with that particular hot guy or girl who you’ve been drooling over. With luck and a bit of searching you come across someone who has the ability to make your knees melt and your toes curl. At that point kisses transform and represent lust more than a true case of love. Providence knows you don’t want to go around spreading the love and kissing every Tom, Dick, and Harry. A little of that could end you up with a case of lip fungus or something loads worse. A person needs to be a bit selective to avoid the label of slut being branded on your forehead. Still, there is fun in the search. The other day I watched the movie “Never Been Kissed” starring Drew Barrymore. When her colleagues discovered her character had never been kissed they figured her problems were a lot more serious than the issue of whether she wears colored underwear or owns such things as thongs.
Eventually, if you are lucky, you find your match and can settle into a lifetime of love and kisses which eventually leads to marriage and you pushing around a baby carriage. At that point the whole love and kisses comes full circle because you find yourself kissing your spouse, your kids, and maybe even your parents or grandparents on a good day. It’s the power of love, the power of the kiss, and whether designed to melt butter or cure all the wrongs in your cute little tike’s world, it is powerful. Kiss to say hello, kiss to say goodbye, kiss to show affection, or kiss you’re a$$ goodbye, no matter what you choose, may you enjoy all the kisses you can stomach whether from your special someone or your dog until the next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.