There's magic and metaphors in music superior to any other art form. An exquisite alchemy is involved in mixing pieces of your self and soul into the precisely perfect blend of harmonies, melodies, and lyrics that strike a chord.
And suddenly I realize that all those books and movies had gotten it wrong. When you find your souls reflection in another, you shouldn't be aware of anything other than their body, yours, and the space between. You shouldn't be looking for someone whose kiss causes you to escape reality by transporting you to another time and place. Look for the person whose kiss grounds you firmly in the moment, whose arms hold you safely in the now.