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In celebration of first kisses (VIDEO)

There's nothing quite like a first kiss. If you get it right it can send your heart soaring, your mind wandering, and forge the beginnings of a connection that could last forever.


If we've come over all romantic this new year, it's because we've just seen this glorious little animation of a poem about first kisses. 

Full of wonderful little analogies and metaphors, it begins with her mouth falling into his 'like a summer snow', and ends with two pairs of lips 'utterly committed to the world like a Peace Corps'.

If you're already loved up, watch it and remember that special first kiss between the two of you. If you're out there looking for love, watch it and know that one of these days, it'll be you.


TIM SEIBLES: "FIRST KISS" TED TALK


FIRST KISS BY TIM SEIBLES

Her mouth fell into my mouth like a summer snow, like a 5th season, like a fresh Eden, like Eden when Eve made God whimper with the liquid tilt of her hips— her kiss hurt like that— I mean, it was as if she’d mixed the sweat of an angel with the taste of a tangerine, I swear. My mouth had been a helmet forever greased with secrets, my mouth a dead-end street a little bit lit by teeth—my heart, a clam slammed shut at the bottom of a dark, but her mouth pulled up like a baby-blue Cadillac packed with canaries driven by a toucan—I swear those lips said bright wings when we kissed, wild and precise—as if she were teaching a seahorse to speak— her mouth so careful, chumming the first vowel from my throat until my brain was a piano banged loud, hammered like that— it was like, I swear her tongue was Saturn’s 7th moon— hot like that, hot and cold and circling, circling, turning me into a glad planet— sun on one side, night pouring her slow hand over the other: one fire flying the kite of another. Her kiss, I swear—if the Great Mother rushed open the moon like a gift and you were there to feel your shadow finally unhooked from your wrist. That’d be it, but even sweeter— like a riot of peg-legged priests on pogo-sticks, up and up, this way and this, not falling but on and on like that, badly behaved but holy—I swear! That kiss: both lips utterly committed to the world like a Peace Corps, like a free store, forever and always a new city—no locks, no walls, just doors—like that, I swear, like that. 


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.

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