Tonight, something dawned on me: I had been a very insensitive director last year when I asked two actors to kiss without giving them much time to be prepared (within the context of a scene and as characters, of course - I'm not a bully, just a director). I wasn't terribly insensitive, but it's a good thing that Juliette my co-director, had a bit more sense and actually realized kissing someone, even in make-believe world, isn't the easiest of things.
Now, why did this realization hit me tonight? I just had to kiss a fellow actor for a scene and just realized it was not easy. In fact, we both failed in the kissing and will have to try again next rehearsal.
You live and learn.