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This blog celebrates the beauty of Asian men by illustrating the depth and variety that is so often missed by those who make foolish statements like "All Asians look the same." It is primarily a photo blog, but I will also occasionally write comments related to Asian men and gay life as it relates to them.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Kiss



What is it about a kiss?

It is an act that is so natural, so instinctive, that we often do it without even realizing it. A quick peck on the cheek to greet a friend. A mother softly pressing her lips against her infant child's forehead. A lover tenderly kissing the back of his boyfriend's neck as they cuddle together and drift off to sleep.

But within this simple act lies a depth of meaning that surpasses almost any other. Before a child can create a sentence, he can communicate his love for his parents better than any poet could. Indeed, we all are more eloquent with our lips when we form a kiss than we will ever hope to be when we form mere words.



A kiss is poetry. It is song. It is dance, orchestration, and art. It raises the most awkward dullard to Shakespearean heights when he speaks directly to his lover's soul through that magical transference that can pass only by the touch of his lips.

A kiss puts to silence the cynic. It mocks the arguments of the skeptic and lays bare the emptiness of the scoffer. No word spoken, its voice can be heard without confusion or opacity. It says...

I am yours til death parts us. ~

I forgive you. ~

You are my strength when I have none. ~

You are my most valued treasure. ~

I love you alone and forever.


Never be critical of young love. As two idealistic youths feel that stirring of passion from within, smile with them when they cannot hold back any longer and they embrace, oblivious of anything but one another. And then hold on to a bit of that passion and take it back to the one you love. Because a kiss, whether it is the first nervous touch of new love or an aged, long-since-uncounted embrace of a life partner, never loses its power or meaning if it comes from a heart given to another without restraint or reserve.

For poetry that will put my words into the shadows....


























8 comments:

zenngo said...

thank GOD that you've returned...
ive been missing your entry!!!!!!!

Crash_Landon said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and so romantic. SO GLAD you're back!

Hey, BTW: have you ever noticed that in so many pics & videos, it's like SUPER rare to see Asian guys kissing/cavorting/sexing up with Caucasians? I think a lot of them have their OWN kind of prejudice against cross- cultural/race relationships, same as so many people here in the US do. What the world needs now....is love, sweet love.

GianLuca said...

Many thanx for your nice and often romantic pix!
Ciao!

Tim said...

Actually, Crash, I think that's a problem with the Caucasian guys. My sense of U.S.-made interracial gay porn is that it's the Americans who don't want to kiss Asian boys, not the other way around.

Even when there is kissing, it's awful! I can't believe one of the actors just doesn't say, "Stop. God, you suck at kissing!!! What the hell are you doing, trying to bite me teeth out of my mouth? Do you think kissing is composed solely of wiping your face back and forth???"

You see just the opposite in most gay porn coming out of Asia: Almost too much kissing, as if this were a softcore Greenwood-Cooper video.

Michael said...

zenngo...
Thanks! I'm back now and ready to go....that is, if Blogger will let me use my blog! It is under investiation as a potential "spam blog", and they won't let me post new entries until the investigation is over! Crazy.

Michael said...

Crash/Tim....
I would suspect that porn is not a great indicator of cultural problems/strengths/weaknesses, etc. Porn is made for a very specific purpose (ie.- getting off), so I don't think porn producers or actors are generally trying to make any sort of political or social statement. Porn comes down to one thing...making money. And, the reality (sad but true) is that the audience who desires to see interracial porn is much smaller than those who want to see only people of a specific ethnicity.

So, for example, some white guy who is exclusively a rice queen and would never be attracted to another white guy is much more likely to buy/view a porn that is 100% Asian than something that is interracial. And conversely, a white guy who isn't open-minded enough to appreciate other ethnicities would rather jerk off to an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog than to view something interracial.

So, I think it would be looking the wrong direction to view porn as a reliable social indicator, except to the extent that the porn that sells best seems to be uni-ethnic rather than multi-ethnic (something that shows an unfortunate thinking pattern that goes far beyond the Caucasian/Asian dynamic).

Frankly, I would have to say that, if this past weekend of my life could be held up as a reliable social indicator, both this Caucasian and the Asian guy who was with me were damn good kissers, so maybe the problem is not as bad as you think! LOL :-)

Michael said...

GianLuca...
Thanks! Glad you are enjoying it!

Kevin said...

Just clicked on this link, beautiful, I have a Phillopino boyfriend, and we've been together for nine years, and yes he kisses fantasticly.