A Thought For Valentine's Day;
Now Get In There & Pucker Up
'Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.'
--the immortal poet e.e. cummings. To learn more about the manifold complexities of smooching, check out this great scientific and evolutionary overview of the subject, from the excellent Scientific American Mind magazine. My favorite sentence is this one: "Whatever else is going on when we kiss, our evolutionary history is embedded within this tender, tempestuous act." While the master Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is widely (and rightly, in my view) considered the poet laureate of lovers, some of cummings' poetry is almost as erotically charged. Try some of these today on your sweetie, for instance. And may you have a lovely Valentine's Day, gentle reader.