Words worth reading: Ann Patchett’s BEL CANTO

From Bel Canto by Ann Patchett, London: Fourth Estate (2002), p. 250:

He kissed her. There was such an incredible logic to kissing, such a metal-to-magnet pull between two people that it was a wonder that they found the strength to prevent themselves from succumbing every second.  Rightfully, the world should be a whirlpool of kissing into which we sank and never found the strength to rise up again.