When times were simple, and people didn’t have to worry about swiping left or right on Tinder, when there was just Adam and Eve, they kissed all day long to stay happy. Ha, ha, just kidding!
Living in the big City of London you come across so many cultures, habits and languages. Diversity is the main word to describe the mood of this historical city. What struck me the most is the universal language of love – the Kissing.
The Nature of Kissing
Depending on the nature of Love and, also the culture, the Kiss has represented throughout time a ritual, a sign of friendship, attachment, passion, love, respect, hope or spiritual connection. But all in all, it is a universal sign of intimacy, trust and closeness. Just look at all those movies out there, literature, art, music. It all started with a kiss.
That’s when I asked myself “When did this behaviour become such an essential part of being a human?
Kisses can be traced back way long ago! It is believed that in the cave men and women time, it all started as an instinct, tasting saliva was a practice in finding a suitable mate and, also boosting their immune system. And you can only imagine how babies were fed in the time before food processor.
The earliest written texts were found in Sanskrit in India dated 3500 years ago and it is believed that Alexander the Great’s army spread kissing from India to the Middle East, Ancient Greece and Rome.
It became popular in Europe by the Middle Ages. Kisses have crossed huge mountains, deep oceans, across fields and various timelines and yet, they staid!
Others paired up in 2008 in the capital of Love, Paris, for the longest chain of French Kissing, 321 feet of happy strangers sharing French Kisses. Quite an evolution since the 1920's, when the British started naming this activity as “French Kissing”.
Styles of Kissing
Although Kisses come in a variety of styles, the most intense one is on the lips. A passionate kiss activates a cocktail of chemicals in the human brain, that wakes up all those sleeping butterflies in your belly. It gives us wings to fly, and it also burns lots of calories, reduces stress, boosts your immune system and creativity.
While French Kisses require lips and tongues, the English Kisses are made of words on paper.
As Daniel Glautter said in his book “Love Virtually” – “Writing is like Kissing, but without the lips. Writing is kissing with the mind”. The longer the distance between the kissers, the stronger intensity it brings.
The next time you wake up to a beautiful memory, while you are at the most scenic place you can ever be, you turn back to find your love not next to you. This is when you grab a pen and write everything you want to say, all the kisses and love you want to send, to mark the smallest moment of joy or a huge celebration.
Why wait? Give your kisses to your loved ones through your heartfelt words.
Try the English Kiss!
We add a pair of wings to them, by adding inside a flying paper butterfly. We seal your words, wishes and promises with wax and add your handwriting inside. There’s even a hand drawn map of London, that shows where your kisses were brought to life.
The eager anticipation of the unknown of this mysterious English kiss sent from the heart of London, the surprising flutter of the butterfly wings and the emotional reaction to your words, blend together into an authentic true kissing experience, that can be kept as a souvenir. How many kisses you wish you could have kept as souvenirs?
Distance kissing has been so common throughout the human history and has helped people overcome difficult and lonely times. It used to deliver promises and an energy that kept the hope alive.
Nowadays in this fast-paced technological society, people start forgetting the importance of true closeness, as everything starts being so virtual, like we are almost uploading reality online.
Thousands of photos and videos stuck up in the cloud get forgotten, as we all like taking tons of photos, but we rarely get the mood ON for organising and decluttering.
Kisses from London will always have a special place in someone’s home. It will be a vivid celebration of love through its physical presence, a souvenir of emotions.
Whatever commitment you have seal it with a kiss and let us wrap it up for you.
Kisses from London!