Kissing is a Choice

Valentine’s Day advertisements this week were filled with kisses which got me to doing a little research. The word “to kiss” in the Anglo-Saxon, German, and Dutch is related to the word “to choose.” There is a deliberateness implied in the very nature of the word. It is also interesting that in almost every culture, kissing has something to do with breathing, or the sucking in of air- stay with me here. Even in those cultures which rub noses or faces instead of kissing, there is still the intake of air which accompanies the act. Apparently this is related to the ancient belief that a person’s soul or spirit is contained in the breath, Continue reading “Kissing is a Choice”