“Happiness is like a kiss…you must share it to enjoy it” Unknown
Kisses are such a special part of lives. From little kisses at the end of a note, kissing your partner to precious kisses from little ones, kisses are special but have you ever wondered where it all began?
Who gave the first kiss?
Perhaps this is one of the hardest questions to answer. And since there are so many kinds of kisses that mean different things to different people, it’s almost impossible to say. There are references to kisses in the Bible and other ancient writings to iconic movie kisses and the world’s greatest love stories, all are decorated with various sorts of kisses. This makes it almost impossible to pinpoint the exact history of the kiss. The only steadfast fact is; how a kiss can make a person feel.
Romantic kisses – Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound
The purpose of a kiss has varied over time. From a sign of respect to worship, love, greeting and sealing a pact, the reasons for a kiss are vast and varied. When it comes to the romantic kiss, it comes as no surprise that the origin of the French kiss is France. They were the first to accept kissing in courtship. In the sixth century, would-be partners showed their affection through dancing and after each dance they sealed it with a kiss.
Get the gift of the gab from kissing the Blarney Stone
Of all the things you can catch from kissing, we bet you never imagined you could catch the gift of eloquence. Tourists looking to catch just that make their way to the small village of Blarney, Cork. There they kiss the almost inaccessible stone of the castle of Blarney that is said to bestow the gift of eloquence to all who kiss it. In times past, people were hung by their heels over the edge of the parapet to kiss the stone, but this stopped when someone fell to their death. To this day you can kiss the Blarney stone but you must lie on their back, hold two iron rails and be lowered backward into position.
A kiss may ruin a human life ~ Oscar Wilde
Nothing ends off an incredible love story like a kiss. Whether it be your favourite series or a timeless classic, both on screen and in literature it can be used as a profound form of symbolism. Some of the top ten include Kate & Leo’s kiss from “Titanic” to Clark and Vivien’s in “Gone with the Wind”; and who could forget Dirty Dancing – your choice probably depends on your age and your taste. Some of them are so iconic that no matter their age, they still captivate audiences over and over again.
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