“The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.” Oliver Wendell Holmes
The word Kiss comes from the old English word Cyssan, and it is used, by people of different cultures, to express a wide range of emotions. A kiss can be used to express love and affection, respect, ritual greeting, religion, peace, and friendship. It can also be used in a Kissathon competition (more on that below). In reading up on the subject, I found that there are even more kinds/types of kissing: the French have 20 and Germans 30. So, this four letter word that sometimes translates into “Keep It Simple Stupid” isn’t so simple after all. I almost skipped this week’s photo challenge on Kiss because it is not what I typically photograph. But that is what makes our weekly effort such fun: we get to find photos that interpret the message in a creative way. Hope you like the selection offered as I found a few tucked away …
“A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.” Rupert Brooke
Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat set record for LONGEST KISS EVER RECORD 2013
“How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.” Victor Hugo
Above, in the first set of pictures, I added photos of our friendly deer sharing an affectionate kiss. The collage is of the twin deer I mentioned in another post. They like to hang out in our yard with their mom. The second is a mom and child deer. Then I found this picture of my friend Miffy and her daughter, Aubrey, taken on her birthday at a club in Los Angeles; this is called an affectionate peck. In the video, you can catch up on Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat from Bangkok, Thailand who held a kiss for 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds on this Valentine’s Day “kissathon” for a new 2013 world record, to be verified by officials from Guinness World Records. The video is quite funny. Watch it. Come back for more below!