Monday, December 3, 2007
Let Your Lips Linger
Better Homes and Gardens’ (BH&G) healthy Christmas task for today is “Let Your Lips Linger.” BH&G cites an unidentified survey that finds “couples who smooch often are eight times less likely to feel stressed or depressed.”
Whether true or not, this is a great idea and a bit of mistletoe would be good for today’s mission.
Wikipedia states that “mistletoe commercially harvested in the US for Christmas decorations is Phoradendron flavescens.” The mistletoe growing in Arizona is not the same stuff—it’s ugly and isn’t at all conducive to any notion of lingering lips. So I cheated and bought our mistletoe at the local drugstore.
Isn’t it rather funny/odd that a parasitic plant has come to symbolize kissing? I really don’t want to dwell on the possible sub-layers of psychological meaning behind that thought.
Forget Mommy kissing Santa Claus—I want in on the action. Please excuse me now; today’s task beckons.
“Honey, could you come in here? I have something for you.”