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4.30.2010

the kiss.


it had been so long since she kissed someone, she wondered if she had forgotten how.

because surely this was not how it was meant to go.

wasn't one person meant to go for the top lip, the other the bottom?

she couldn't figure out what was happening.

well, okay, she knew what was happening. sort of. she just couldn't figure out what she was supposed to do.

standing right there on 78th and Amsterdam, kissing.

she almost started laughing and gave up. she thought if she just disengaged, turned around, and walked away, she might be spared the embarrassment.

but eventually they figured it out. reached a tentative meeting of minds. and mouths.

she loved that he turned around right there on the corner--as if driven by his own wonder and curiosity. loved that he had to take his glasses off. loved that he was suddenly a boy, transformed by his own excitement.

because never had she felt more beautiful.

and so when it all ended, she would laugh about just how uncomfortable that first kiss was, but choose to remember that moment when he could just no longer wait--that moment when a grown man became a boy. and she began to fall.



22 comments:

Elizabeth said...

This could be the story of my first kiss...only not on 78th and Amsterdam. But everything else, right down to taking off the glasses was perfect! Lovely way with words, dear :)

2nd Girl said...

you write so beautifully..

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Brittany said...

huzz-ah. i love when you write. and i love your honesty. i think you're beautiful inside and out.

Brittany said...

ooh . . . i got goosebumps reading that

jess said...

ahh the thrill of a first kiss- so happy for you!! I have a similar story but our lips didn't meet.. he panicked and got my cheek!

We still reminisce about that first kiss and I always giggle like I did when it happened!!

laura marie said...

oh how i love first kiss stories :) especially when YOU write them! so beautiful.

Julie said...

:)

Jalene said...

so cute. i think that's how all first kisses are. awkward until you figure it out... but that is what makes them great.

Mel said...

Why are you not writing a book? This is as gorgeous as always.

Emily said...

Ahhh love this post. Sometimes when it's been a while between kisses, I wonder if I have forgotten how.

Did this just happen?! I adore the part where he takes his glasses off...men who wear glasses are so attractive! I hope it happened to you, my dear, because you deserve this kind of romancing!

Well Nice Chels said...

Oh meg this is too good.

erin elder said...

chills.


: )

runningfiance said...

oh this is amazing. please write a book so I can read it?

- reminds me of my first kiss with my (soon-to-be) husband. We knocked teeth! :) And just thinking about it still makes me laugh.

Gee, Jo said...

I absolutely adore this. Your writing is so poignant and tangible, and it makes me happy to read it.

Anna said...

nothing like a first kiss. nothing. i love that moment that you reach, the awkwardness is gone and you are no longer thinking "oh my gosh, we are kissing!" and you just enjoy it.
sigh.

loved this post!!

Claire Kiefer said...

What a sweet little mini story. I hope that this is either true or that it comes true soon! First kisses with someone you like are magical. Crazy to think that they only happen once, ever.

Brie said...

You are an amazing writer! please write a book it would be fantastic :)

D&D said...

i'm applauding this post.
and expecting more about mr. 78th to come...!

uioae said...

This is a short message to say, thanks.

I stumbled across your blog in a successful two hours of procrastination. I would have been unhappy if I had wanted to wasted my time and really wasted my time.

There is something beautiful about the way you write. I don't want to analyse it and break it apart, but I like it a lot. I wish I would allow myself to keep bookmarks of blogs because I want to remember yours.

Mallory said...

Your blog is absolutely lovely! I am glad I found it.

Your writing is brilliant.

-Mallory



http://www.mallorydixon.blogspot.com

Mallory said...

gosh this is so beautiful.