The Kiss 1901-4 by Auguste Rodin 1840-1917As February is the month of St. Valentine’s day, we couldn’t forget a post about kissing.

Rodin sculpted his masterpiece ‘The Kiss’ in 1889.

The kiss of life is when you help someone who has stopped breathing, and it is sometimes called mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

American teenagers sometimes write S.W.A.L.K. on the back of their love letters: “Sealed With A Loving Kiss”.

And did you know that the Ancient Romans had 3 words for kisses:

  • ‘basium’ – a kiss for acquaintances
  • ‘osculum’ – a kiss between close friends
  • ‘suavium’ – a kiss between lovers

Finally, Coco Chanel was once asked a simple question:

“Where should one use perfume?” a young woman asked.

“Wherever one wants to be kissed.” replied Coco !

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