by Conor Friedersdorf
A great pleasure of The Daily Dish is interacting with as thoughtful and diverse an audience as I've found in the blogosphere. You've my belated gratitude for the advice offered prior to a road trip I took across The South, when I drew liberally on suggestions shared in this space to guide my travels. Those e-mails also prompted many of you to remark on how enjoyable it is to ponder the thoughts and life experiences of fellow Dish readers.
In that spirit, I'd like to begin the week by offering another prompt: Tell us the story of your first kiss.
It's a query that springs from a dozen curiosities. Are the stories from older readers going to differ substantially from younger readers, or is this sort of thing timeless? Do men and women remember the experience differently? Did anyone wind up married to their first kiss? What's the culture surrounding first kisses in other countries? What's the funniest story in this community of readers? How well do people remember their first kiss?
Give context. Reflect on larger meanings. Take liberties with the question, and explore angles I didn't mention. I'll share a number of reader responses over the next several days. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with "first kiss" in the subject line. (Always feel free to use that email address for any correspondence directed to me. Twitter addicts can also reach me via the handle @conor64).