How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. ~Victor Hugo
Ok, so this week's YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday prompt is to compare your first kiss to the first kiss of your favorite characters. Getting personal, aren't we? Seriously, now! Anyway, weirdly enough, I so don't remember too many of those moments from the books I read as a teen. At least, not specifically. Though there was this one book where the main character's best friend advised pillow practice to prepare for that much-hyped first kiss. Would that really even help calm the nerves when the real moment arrives, or really help prepare you to know what to do?
I do remember that some books capture very well the insecurities about not being any good at it, or about being really awkward and completely embarrassing yourself. I also remember the books that describe that first kiss as the most magical, the most perfect, the most intense kiss imaginable. The sensations of butterflies in your stomach and tingling that sweeps through you all the way down to your toes. The dreamy feeling of floating. We grow up dreaming about that romantic first kiss.
The kisses I thought of were with Harry and Ginny, and later Ron and Hermione. Yes, I know, such a surprise that I'd think of the Harry Potter characters, right? The one with Harry and Ginny was a spontaneous, fierce passionate one, with blazing looks and rushing to each other and a crowd of Gryffindors cheering them on in the common room. A very cool first kiss--not that I'm much of a Harry-Ginny shipper. Then there's the one the following year with Ron and Hermione. That was sheer passion and intensity borne of waiting so long for that first kiss (it was about freaking time when it did happen)!
Was my first kiss all of that, and more? I don't kiss and tell.... ;) But I will say this. It's ok if the first kiss is less than magical. The magic, the love, the passion, the intensity and all of that comes when love and chemistry combine.
For those who do kiss and tell, feel free to leave the link to your post about it here for us to read and enjoy!