♥ International Kissing Day: July 6 ♥

International Kissing Day 2018 is today!
It was established in 2006 to celebrate lovers, and is now an annual event.

An iconic representation of this celebration is the famous photo “V-J Day in Times Square” taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt on Victory over Japan Day in New York City,  on August 14, 1945
It is the picture of an American sailor passionately kissing a nurse, who clutches her purse and skirt, in a dancelike dip to celebrate the end of World War II.

♥ “Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)

♥ “Le baiser, la plus sûre façon de se taire en disant tout.” (Guy de Maupassant, Escales d’azur)

♥ “Ma anche io come Pinocchio vendo il mio abbecedario per un bacio d’amore.” (Alda Merini)

♥ “Da mi basia mille, deinde centum,
dein mille altera, dein secunda centum,
deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum;
dein, cum milia multa fecerīmus,
conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus,
aut ne quis malus invidere possit,
cum tantum sciat esse basiorum”(Catullo)

(Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred. Then, another thousand, then a second hundred. Then, yet another thousand, and a hundred. Then, when we have counted up many thousands, let’s mix them up, so that no one may know the number, and become jealous )

(Dammi mille baci e poi cento ancora e poi ancora mille e poi altri cento e quando ce ne saremo dati molte migliaia li mescoleremo tutti perché nessun malvagio ci possa invidiare conoscendo il gran numero di baci che ci siamo dati)


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