This evening will mark the beginning of 2014, as we say au revoir to 2013. But before all the resolutions start mounting, let’s discuss the most important event that takes place right at the stroke of Midnight: The Kiss.
The tradition of kissing on New Years Eve has been long practiced in many cultures. Kissing in most cultures is a greeting gesture, but America places much romantic emphasis on this lip lock. The wedding kiss is the most common western belief, keeping our traditional ideas of kissing to relationships rather than saying hello. Whatever your culture or personality is this Holiday season, one thing we can all ask together is: Who will You Kiss this Tuesday Evening?
Years ago the Washington Times reported that 2/3 of American’s expected to kiss someone at midnight. Over half of these people said it would only last a couple of seconds.
What does all this mean?
The joy of New Years eve has some people sharing an intimate kiss with a spouse, a new crush, or even an innocent bystander. However, for the other 1/3 of us Americans that won’t be par taking in the passion, I urge you to take a step back to enjoy the love and happiness that fills the air. May this New Year’s bring you passionate hope for the coming year to be filled with wonder, cheer, happiness, accomplishments, love, and most of all laughter.