Taylor and I were walking under the stars on a Saturday night. Her sister has a machine that smooths out fingernail ripples, said that everyone’s first reaction was to bring their fingers to their lips. To feel the smooth, the absence of tiny ridges, every minute detail. Our lips and tongue have more nerve endings than nearly any other part of our bodies, are more able to read the braille of every physical object. able to feel temperature by degrees and texture to a nanometer. the best way to intimately know something to every detail is to explore with as many nerves at a time as possible. She said that’s what kissing is, knowing someone else down to every cell.