Being that I write romance, of course this time of year is extra mushy! And I like mush all year long. But February 14th always holds a special spot in my heart 🙂 I have many fond memories of years past.
All the jewelry stores are running commercials featuring gorgeous diamond necklaces and earrings, and special ruby heart rings. Candy stores have all their finest on display, flower shops are gearing up and I’ve even noticed several clothing stores getting in on the action.
And of course the romantic movies out at theaters and on television. Swoon…nothing like a romance. A beautiful story of a couple falling in love and that first magical encounter, when their gazes meet across the room and all else falls away until there is just the two of them. They cross the room, talk, get to know each other, the chemistry undeniable. And then…the kiss.
My stomach gets all squirmy at the thought of the first kiss. That moment of anticipation as their lips move closer, their breath mingles, eyes close, lips touch in a soft caress before excitement totally overtakes them and their mouths crush together. A soft moan, pounding hearts, nervous flutters and oh the romance!
Must be why I love reading and writing romance so much 🙂 Espeically that first kiss scene. There are so many types of kisses—the hand kiss, the social kiss, the friendship kiss, the goodnight kiss, the parent-to-child kiss, but nothing beats the romantic kiss…the first kiss!!!
Now I confess, I’m getting a bit personal here, so if you want to look away, now’s the time. Lol My true first kiss wasn’t an adult first kiss. Not the building of excitement and anticipation and expectations. Not really a romantic kiss, but at the time we probably both thought it was. We were in the fifth grade and an item until he moved to California during the summer before sixth grade. That was the end of our love affair and our one and only quick peck on the lips kiss. I can laugh now, but at the time it was a big deal.
Was your first kiss something truly spine-tingling, or innocent and quick like mine? Were you taken off guard and tossed into the throes of passion, or did you feel a bit awkward and nervous? Were you an innocent tween like me, thinking you were more grown up than you were, or a high schooler that did know it all…lol, or did you save that first kiss until you truly were more mature?
Looking forward to reading your answers 🙂