Showing off my Brave

 


This is different. Something I’ve never done before. This writing group is taking over my whole life! In a good way though 🙂

I am sharing with you a recent video that I made. Everything else in explained in it. Enjoy!

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Video

Love at First Kiss

The beauty of this video is its rawness and elegance. 20 strangers, a heart-breaking song and everything is in black and white… how could it go wrong?

I’m sharing this with you today because i love the idea of strangers colliding. I always say that friends are strangers waiting to be found. Think back to the first time you met your best friend or significant other… we all started out the same didn’t we? As strangers.

When we think strangers we tend to think negatively. People foreign, unknown, alien to us. We don’t know them, their motives, their intentions, their belief system, their oral hygiene regime. So, in a scenario where someone asked you to kiss a stranger… would you? Most people would say no. Why? Probably because of all the antique societal connotations involved in it. Some would, but even then those people would be labeled as “adventurous”.

This video strips away at everything that separates us and shows us how easily love can connect us.

What is a kiss but a transferal of love? When you kiss anyone you know, do you not do it out of love? Why is kissing a stranger any different?

We, as human beings, were not meant to be separated, segregated, disseminated or hierarchic. There are a million things that separate us, a million things we’ve constructed.
But remove that and you’ll be amazed at what you find.

Two strangers kissing give us the “feels”, not because we’re perverts but because we recognize two souls connecting with each other. And as I have said countless times before and as I will say countless more times in the future, we are all souls, spirits, energy… just because you don’t know someone doesn’t mean that someone doesn’t impact on you. We are a collective, a whole. That’s what makes this video so riveting.

Our life is ephemeral. Our body experience only lasts a short time. We were given this life for a purpose, do not, I beg, be afraid to go out and find it. Do not be afraid to strike up conversation with a stranger. Do not be afraid to try something different, something new. All these things will lead you to magical places, places you can’t imagine because they’re things you never expected and that, my friends, is the beauty of love. And life.

So let’s love fully
And let’s love loud
Let’s love now
‘Cause soon enough we’ll die…
– Soko

The Kiddie Explanation for Vegetarianism…

I love children. They are innocent, unassuming, curious and incredibly loving. If you’ve ever spent time with a young child you know what I mean. Their zest for life is infectious, their happiness takes root in you. You get an incredible feeling when you’re able to see the world through their eyes. You wish you could hold on to those moments.

As a parent, you want to love and protect your child no matter what. Dinner, however, is a different matter. Unlike most children his age, Luiz Antonio wants to eat his vegetables. It’s the other stuff that apparently gives him second thoughts.

This is not a Pro-Vegetarian argument. This is meant to expose you to the innocent nature of children. They don’t know what’s right or wrong but they have a basic intuition. They’re not born hating or discriminating. They’re taught to do it all. Luiz brings his mothers to tears by defending “The Animals”. His ability to graciously reason and empathize with his plate of food is heart-warming. I do hope you enjoy!