|—||Haruki Murakami - Samsa in Love (via murakamistuff)|
There’s no such thing as “almost” in love.
You did love me. You still do. You always will.
“‘Men are more likely to initiate kissing before sex, when it might be used for arousal purposes, whereas women are more likely to initiate kissing after sex, where it might better serve a relationship maintenance function.’ …
A lot of good kissing was associated with a better relationship and satisfaction with the amount of sex. Lots of sex, however, wasn’t related to the quality of the relationship. … [O]verall, women rated kissing as more important than men did. Women were also more likely than men to feel a change in attraction after a first kiss. Long-term partners said kissing was more important than did those in short-term relationships. …
Kissing could all boil down to smell, acting mostly as a way of getting people close enough to take a deep whiff of each other….
One of the earliest written mentions of kissing appears in the Vedic scriptures dating back to at least 1,500 B.C. ‘Kissing was initially described as inhaling the other person’s spirit,’… And what’s known as an Inuit kiss ‘involved placing your nose on a loved one’s cheek or forehead and inhaling deeply.’
In the end, kissing may be a good tool, but a good face sniff could work just as well.”
“The primary hunger of my life has been loneliness and the starvation for true connection.”