A Kiss

A kiss is a physical connection, but of all the physical connections in the world, it is the most spiritual. And why is this? Because those are the same lips which help us to talk together, the same lips which help us to smile and the same lips through which we breathe.
The connection between me and my wife comes before all else, above all else and after everything else – spiritually. There are many expressions to utilize, but they do not adequately describe it.
The essence is that I speak to my wife, listen to my wife, try to understand my wife, make an effort to express myself to my wife, and to unfurl the map of my soul before her and to read the map of her soul. My wife is my breath and my soul. Therefore, when I come close to my wife, I do so with love and reverence, with my lips, in the place of my speech and my breath.