This painting is very dear to my heart. I got the idea for this when I was sitting beside my grandma in hospice as she was slowly leaving this earth. She was laying there barely breathing, and all I could think about was how wonderful it was going to be for her to finally be with her true love again, who left the earth 8 years before. I got the picture in my mind of my grandpa meeting her in heaven, and taking her in his arms, and kissing her like this.
I based it on the famous photo of the sailor kissing the nurse in time square. It was a gift for my mom.