They say we always remember our first kiss but I’m not so sure. Perhaps it wasn’t memorable enough or the person special enough. Whatever the reason, I’ve had to invent the who, the where and the how of it.
The first kiss with my husband Stevie? Now that’s a different matter altogether. Being swept up into his arms and knowing he would always be there for me even though it was early days was magical. It’s a feeling I wish everyone might experience at some point in their lives.
This week’s challenge is to consider your own or a completely fictitious first kiss. Who was it? Did they kiss you unexpectedly or was their advance expected? Was it a peck on the cheek or an embrace that encompassed the world with fireworks and music? How long did it last? And what happened next?
To accompany your creativity I’ve thrown in a video of Kid Rock’s First Kiss to entertain you while you gather your thoughts and perhaps undertake an experiment or two with your partner, a stranger, a colleague or even a favourite pet.
Finally, here’s my effort:
Georgie looked at me earnestly. ‘I could kiss you right now Joe.’ She whispered it quietly in my ear as we sat hand-in-hand in the back row of the cinema.
I must have looked terrified cos she giggled. ‘Don’t worry, I won’t do it right here, right now.’
I must have looked even more terrified because she squeezed my hand. I think she thought it would be reassuring. It was anything but.
By the end of the film, I was a bag of nerves. I’d barely watched the action and if anyone had asked me what happened I couldn’t have told them. All I could think about was ‘the kiss’!
We walked out of the cinema and into a cool night. My thoughts were ten a penny. Where would I kiss her? What happened to our noses? What if our braces got caught? I wanted it to be right, all Hollywood and romance. I tried to channel my inner Tom wondering how Tom Cruise would handle the expectations of a girl like Georgie.
And suddenly, it was all over. Georgie took matters into her own hands. Smiling, she reached up and took my face in her hands saying ‘It’s like this silly.’ And there it was, done. My first kiss.