A Kiss

I was rushing around the kitchen the other morning doing my usual: eggs for baillie, peanut butter for Allie, yogurt for Charlie, coffee for me, lunches out, empty dishwasher – you know, the usual.  Sandy came downstairs and he and I bumped into each other in the kitchen. Oh yeah, my husband. I stopped in his way and put my arms out. We hugged and he kissed me quickly and pulled away towards his next task. Now, wait a minute, I thought, there was nothing about that kiss that had anything to do with me.  He was thinking about his smoothy, packing his lunch for the day, getting the kids teeth brushed and how much time we had left until school drop-off. I realized that I, too, was thinking only of what must be done. That kiss had utterly no meaning other than a morning task completed. I felt a rush of disappointment, and then paused.

“Sandy,” I asked.  “Will you please come back here?”
“What, hmm?” he murmurred.
“Please, kiss me without thinking of anything else but me”
“Oh,” he said with a low, rumbly laugh. “Good idea.”
And, there in front of the refrigerator, I with a lunchbox in my hand, he with a bag of frozen fruit, we had one humdinger of a kiss.

Hmmmm. a present kiss.  a kiss in the present.  a present of a kiss.  Try it yourself, you’ll thank me.

  1. Bonnie

    Thank you for a lovely post! It’s always good to be reminded to live in the present.

  2. Eny

    I’m not much interested in romance or any of that, I have to admit, but this post was really cute, and so true.

  3. Claudia

    been there done that! thanks for the lovely reminder!

  4. Janet

    YES!!! It’s great to hear about a DIY kiss moment, in addition to your other creative DIYs! Done this myself too! :)

    • anne

      Janet, I love that – a DIY kiss. ha ha. You brought a huge smile to my face.

  5. Monica

    what a great reminder to stop and really BE in the moment! I’ll have to try it….thanks

  6. Regina

    what a lovely post…we do have busy lives don’t we?

    • anne

      We do have such busy lives. I have to remind myself to slow down every day and enjoy the moments!

  7. I think I’ll drop everything I am in the middle of an go have a smooch fest with my honey! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!

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