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