A Remembrance Of Kisses Past

Feb 14, 2013

A first kiss should be great. But it almost never is. Did anyone have a first kiss that was heavenly? We'll find out today.

As one of our guests points out, a kiss is usually our first sexual experience.  In fact, if it's not, there's a good chance that something almost literally out-of-order has transpired. But we almost never know how to do it right. In one of Salinger's short stories a little boy asks, apropos of nothing, "Why do people in movies kiss sideways?" And a soldier answers: perhaps because their noses are too big and get in the way.

 Going into our first kiss, we're all that little boy, in a state of wonder and confusion.

 But in life, there are many first kisses. Each new set of lips is its own first kiss.

 What was your first kiss like? Share your story by e-mailing colin@wnpr.org or tweeting us @wnprcolin.