Journal Entry 77

When I was small my Dad introduced me to the pine cone people and their little villages. I think it was his way of keeping me occupied with something during those times when he and my mom were trying to recuperate from the day’s activities. It worked because I stayed busy. You can do a great deal with pine cones. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. I made people and I built cities.

This morning after breakfast I was showing Scat and Aleece the pine cone people. Out of the blue Tony comes up behind me and kisses me on the cheek. I didn’t object to the kiss. It was just a little unexpected. I said “Good morning.” and then Tony said “Good morning.” I asked Tony if he had plans for the day. He said he was going to go exploring with Scat and asked me if I wanted to go along. I declined because the girls and I already made plans. That kiss on the cheek has been on my mind all day. It was probably one of those, life is good, I am having a good day kisses. One of those moments when you are just glad to be alive and you need to show it by kissing someone on the cheek. Anyone in the vicinity and I was that person. He probably would have kissed Lisa or Emily or Kate if they were sitting there.

The girls and I discussed kissing today. We discussed the different types of kisses and what those kisses mean in a particular stage of a relationship. Apparently, a kiss on the cheek is nothing to get excited about. If it’s nothing to get excited about how come it’s still on my mind?

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