Summer Solstice was overcast and cold but this evening Sarah and I found a little warmth in the Kennedy School soaking pool. We talked about many things but kept coming back to a celebrated summer delight: kissing. Oh kissing, you are so wonderful. I am a selective girl and treasure each person I have kissed. Each person with whom I crossed that important line. We can be this close now. I know so much more. The kiss confirms the choice or serves as a warning sign that this is not right. Like a mediator or a second opinion.

Last night I acted out a kiss- head tilted, mouth open, hands gripping the shoulders of my invisible partner and embarrassed Sarah just a bit. Because kissing is vulnerable for everyone involved.

It was a steamy and dreamy start to the season.