The kiss, which can simply be defined as the gesture of touching with the lips, can convey a variety of feelings. It can be as simple as a greeting between friends. It can be a gesture of pure love and joy, as the tender kiss a parent gives his/her new born child. It can demonstrate passionate love between spouses, as the one described in the Song of Solomon. It can be bittersweet, as the kiss given to a loved one when saying goodbye. And, it can also be the kiss of death, as the one Judas gave Jesus before betraying him for 30 pieces of silver. Through out time, the Kiss has inspired artists of all genres such as Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas, who wrote the father and daughter song, Butterfly Kisses; J. M. Barrie, who wrote about Wendy's innocent kiss in the children's literary classic, Peter Pan: and Auguste Rodin, who sculpted the adulterous couple in The Kiss. So when you hear someone say, "A Kiss Is Just A Kiss," remember that it can really be a lot more than touching with the lips.
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