As the boy and the girl approached to the entrance to her home, she waited with anticipation. * He asked, “do you want me to give you a kiss?” * Stunt by such a question, she looked down and blurted, “the moment is gone” * She, still waiting for the opportune; he said, “ok, good bye” and walked away. * She turned her keys at the knob, a little dishearten. * What happened there? She questioned herself. What exactly happened back there? * A moment built up so intensely for that instance, and *poof!* disappeared by a mere question. * And that night, they spoke once again; only this time with such sadness. * He had expressed of rejection, and yet that was not of what she perceived. * Perhaps it was an idea that she held on to, that such a moment need not be asked. * Or perhaps it was another idea that she had detained, that she was only offered a favor she wishfully wanted. * Yet clearly by his simple question – he must not have wanted it. * So she felt rejected too, small to some certain point. * Believing thoroughly that someone would only kiss her out of charity, and never out of love. * Still, did he love her? * Why would he when love’s presence is not needed, to necessitate a kiss? * And so she sulked a little throughout the night, until she saw her errs. * And it was not that the moment was gone, nor was it because he didn’t want to kiss her. * It was her perception of that question asked, that he was unwilling to take responsibility for the action. * And what is there responsibility in a kiss, but an expression of appreciation of one’s affections for another? * Yet, it was not him that was unwilling to be responsible, but she too was unwilling to be fully responsible. * As the kiss may mean too much now, especially in the eyes of the beholder – yet, isn’t a kiss just a kiss? Now just a face of love? * So in that honesty they both spoke their piece, each authentically expressing their truth. * And in that space of integrity, both had come to peace. * Peace not with each other, but peace within themselves. * And in that vastness of surrendering, both had moved closer.