Kiss & Dream

written in collaboration with Holly Orpen.


Kiss. Verb. Derived from Old English ‘cyssan’.

Dictionary definition: Touch or caress with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, or greeting.

Synonyms: smooch, snog, peck, butterfly



Kiss, American metal band,

Kisspeptin, human gene, 

To lightly touch a ball with a cue in Snooker,

The KISS System, 1950s programming language,

Kiss II, 1962 painting by Roy Litchenstein,

Acronym K.I.S.S, or “Keep It Simple, Stupid”,

The Kiss Nightclub fire, 

The Kiss Nightclub,

Hershey’s chocolate kisses,

Kiss, World War II codebreaking method, 

Kiss FM, British radio station,

Kiss, the title of songs from 1953, 1986, and 2008,

Thomas Edison’s 1896 film The Kiss, and its featured kiss between May Irwin and John Rice,

The kiss between Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost, 

V-J Day in Times Square, 1945 photograph featuring a kiss, 

Britney Spears and Madonna's kiss at the 2003 VMAs,

My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love, a painting by Dmitri Vrubel on the Berlin Wall,

Kiss Kiss, a collection of short stories by Roald Dahl, 

Kiss Kiss Kiss, Danish boy band,

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, album by The Cure,

Kisekae Set System, or KiSS, computerised art system,

XOXO, or hugs and kisses, online term of affection. 


Dream. Noun. Derived from Germanic ‘droom’ or ‘Traum’.

Dictionary Definition: A series of thoughts, images, and sensations

occurring in a person's mind during sleep.




Dream, a chocolate bar,

Hakeem Olajuwon, basketball player nicknamed ‘The Dream’,

Dreamworks Animation Studios,

A Dream, a poem by Edgar Allan Poe,
.dream, a file format,
Dreams, song by Fleetwood Mac,
D:Ream, a Northern Irish pop group,

Dream pop, a music genre,

I Dreamed a Dream, Les Miserables song,
I Dreamed I Dream, Sonic Youth song,
The Dreme, 1528 Scottish poem,
A dream caused by the flight of a bumblebee around a pomegranate, Dali painting
The American Dream, 

Dream Daddy, dad dating simulator,
Dreams, episode of M*A*S*H, 

Dream English Kid, video art piece by Mark Leckey,
Träume, composition by Wagner,
Disney Dream, 2010 cruise ship operated by Disney,
The Dream, a simulated unicorn in a tank of formaldehyde solution, 

HTC Dream, a smartphone, 

I Have a Dream, speech by Martin Luther King, 

Manic Pixie Dream Girl, cinematic trope, 

Drug Resource Enhancement against Aids and Malnutrition, an AIDS therapy program,

The Dreaming, Kate Bush album,

Descartes’ Dream Argument, philosophical theory,

Dream Team, 1999 film, 

Dream Team, 1999 pornographic film,

The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, Print by Hokusai, 

Blue Dream, strain of Cannabis,

Project DReaM, a digital rights management implementation, 

Dreamgirls, musical,

Dreams That Glitter, biography of Girls Aloud,

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, play by Shakespeare, 

Dreamcliq, online dating site,

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, musical,

Dream TV, Arabic television channel,

Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky film, 

Sweet Dreams, phrase used to express good wishes to a person going to bed.