Summer of . . . Kissing.

May 18th, 2011 by Terra | Filed under Summer of Firsts and Lasts.

People think about a lot of different things when summer rolls around: suntans, beach umbrellas, parades, ice cream cones, blockbuster movies, piles of books to read, lemonade stands, naps on the hammock, etc. etc. etc.

I, of course, think about kissing.

But maybe I’m ALWAYS thinking about kissing, seeing as it is one of my favorite activities between two people who are so inclined to do so together. (Even a peck on the cheek from a friend is nice.) For some reason summer makes me think EXTRA about kissing, though. You can see why in my guest blog post at  The Contemps this week. (Or you can read all three of my novels, which all involve kissing in some way–even bad kissing.)

In the meantime, here is a shot of my yearbook pictures, before (8th grade) and then after (9th grade) getting Kissed For Real. (Notice the sudden need for HUGE GLASSES — all the better to see you with as you’re coming at me, m’dear.)


Songs In My Head Upon Waking in the Last Week (many are good for kissing):

“Close to You,” by the Carpenters; “Three Marlenas,” by the Wallflowers; “Feeling Good,” by Nina Simone; “Calendar Girl,” by Stars; “I Only Have Eyes For You,” by the Flamingos; “Don’t Stop Believin’,” by Journey; “All Right Now,” by Free


2 Responses to “Summer of . . . Kissing.”

  1. Love summer, love the pictures (I had the same haircut), and love kissing. Glad I found your blog.

  2. Terra says:

    Thanks, Cami! I am glad you found it too! Hope you enjoy!

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