We give kisses in many ways. A kiss can be a greeting between friends, we blow a kiss to say goodbye, a mother gives a child a kiss to fix a hurt finger or hurt feelings. A kiss can be passionate or it can be platonic. Why do kisses matter so much? Because a kiss is like a relationship. It is a way of connecting with others. When we think about leaving this world, I think it is more about the relationships we leave behind than the physical aspects of the world. Maybe that is why we also have a kiss of death. It makes sense really when you think of all the things a kiss can be. The kiss of death is all of them. It is the ultimate kiss encompassing a hello, a goodbye, a lifetime of relationships, and a passion for a what is to come or a platonic there is nothing more.