All Kisses Are Calibrated

Jul 6, 2019 | Beautiful Prose, Things I wish I'd written

To his surprise, she leaned over and kissed him on the forehead, a kiss so full of affection that it dispelled the awkwardness, even as it caused Miles’s heart to plummet, because all kisses are calibrated and this one revealed the great chasm between affection and love.

…from Empire Falls, by Richard Russo.