Thursday, September 25, 2014

Published 12:05 PM by with 0 comment

Thoughtful Thursday: First Kisses

But still, there are echoes and lessons to be learnt from kisses, from first kisses especially and these lessons are perhaps not to be found in any other place. Consider your early first kisses. Nervous and breathy, raids with uncertain outcome, tumult and diving headlong out of the present moment into an unknown future. But later, if the tapestry of your life happens to take you down these paths again, a first kiss can be seen approaching, can be held in cupped hands at the cusp of its emergence, nose to nose, breath mingling, lips like snowflakes in the moment before they melt at your touch. Then, just then, and you can squeeze your whole self into the present moment, stretching Now’s supple skin to a warm, finite forever.

~ First Kisses, entry by David Knowles at Riverwitch

I don't often post an excerpt from an online source, but this one was so beautifully written, poetry in prose, that I wanted to share it! Plus, it was written on my birth-day this year, so it feels extra special : ) 

A thoughtful quote can be the bridge that brings us closer to understanding ourselves and the world.