“A kiss is just a kiss”, this verse from the popular song “As Time Goes By” could not describe what most of us feel when we kiss somebody. Whether you agree or disagree with me, a kiss is a good way to express your love, friendship or attachment for somebody.
I like kissing but obviously, I cannot deny having been reticent to kisses in the past for several reasons – perhaps when you are a child and your parents push you to kiss people you don’t feel any kind of fondness for, just to set an example.
Today, The International Kissing Day is a good opportunity to evoke some of the best kisses we may have ever had, such as our mother’s pure kiss, our first kiss of love, those morning kisses or maybe a goodbye kiss, …
The film industry is “plagued” with good kisses, unforgettable ones. A few days ago, we mentioned some of them when writing about films (check the comments to the entry “Mystery is all around”). Well, if there is a kiss I especially like is the one photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt in Times Square, New York and published in Life Magazine in 1945.
|VJ Day in Times Square|
As hard as it is to believe, this may well have been a spontaneous kiss or maybe the photographer was clearly aware of the success this kiss would have worldwide. The contrast between the dark clothes of the sailor and the white dress of the nurse is deliberate, in my opinion. But, whether it was carefully prepared or not, the photographer achieved his goal. He seems to invite us to join in the celebration. Ooops, I forgot to tell you that this romantic kiss is due to the celebration of the definitive end of World War II. Everybody was happy and relieved that day.
To tell you the truth, I keep this photo in my bedroom and it makes me feel upbeat when I look at it. In case, you want to find out more about the story behind the photo, click here.
By the way, people in the UK have two days to celebrate kissing –the thirteenth of April and the sixth of July. What do you think?
Now, it’s your turn. Are there any special kisses you want to share?
From some photos, film scenes, commercials or advertisements or even kisses in songs, …??? Don’t miss the opportunity to do it!
Meanwhile, … I'll blow you all a kiss!