The image of a submissive woman kissing her Master’s hands in utmost reverence is very powerful to me, especially if this hand-kissing occurs after a particularily exacting bondage session or a difficult punishment. I see it as a sign of her devotion and appreciation of what those hands are capable of, her way of saying that she respects those hands even if she sometimes fears them. It is very different from the kiss of a vanilla man on the hand of the female he loves. These male kisses on a female's hand represent tenderness, acknowledgement of her delicacy, the desire to protect her. I value and enjoy these types of kisses in their own right, but they are completely and utterly different in connotation than a slave's kiss of her Master’s hand. For me the submissive woman's kiss represents her promise to worship and adore him, to be compliant to his will and to yield to the power of his hands. It is her way of telling him that she will respond willingly to his every gesture, his every touch, regardless of whether he is providing pleasure or punishment. One of my all-time favourite D/s related images involves a hand-kiss and comes from the Submissive Loving (http://www.submissiveloving.com/) postcard page:
Now, onto the matter of feet. Feet are dirty, they are often neglected and accumulate the scars, calluses and bruises from heavy, daily wear. In biblical times, washing the worn and dirty sandaled feet of guests was an act reserved for the lowliest of slaves. It has long been seen as an act of humility, devotion, veneration. To put my lips to my Master’s foot and gently kiss them would showcase my understanding that even the parts of him that might be considered the most neglected and soiled, are still of great importance to me. To me, this act the submissive's desire to worship all aspects of her Master and to hold even his feet in great regard, above her pride, above her comfort. The idea of the spontaneous foot kiss is also powerful for me; the act of falling to one's knees to kiss the feet of a benefactor, to show appreciation and devotion, especially when it hasn't specifically been demanded. I really like that kind of stuff; rituals and rites to showcase humility and deference to one’s Master.
Simple acts have the greatest impact on me. It is the integration of such acts into encounters with my Master that have recently driven my fantasies.