Issue 07: What's in a name?

This issue curated by Tingyi

TINGYI: People have been wondering why our project is called "The Luckiest Kids in the Whole World".

Everything comes from a sense of love, like in the song: All we need is love (and to be loved).

Over centuries, "love" has been one of the biggest topic that been discussed, explored and has inspired people. Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. The strange thing is that almost nobody knows what love is. Why is it so difficult to find love?

The word love is used as an expression of affection towards someone else (I love you) but it also expresses pleasure (I love chocolate). To make it a little more complicated, the word "love" also expresses a human virtue that is based on compassion, affection and kindness. This is a state of being, that has nothing to do with something or someone outside yourself. This is the purest form of Love.

As I am gradually finding my feet in Gueorgui’s family as well as his life, I experienced what Rollo May said, and to love: to love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive — to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfilment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before. Because we're able to learn and experience this, we are indeed the luckiest! ;)

Though we have time, we can never be quite sure how much of it we truly have, so brief is life. "There is only time for loving", said in the letter written from Mark Twain to Clara Spaulding in 1886, “but an instant, so to speak, for that.” I hope that you’re happy, and free, and feeling content wherever you might be in life, and always chose love.

See you next week!

Tingyi & Gueorgui

Bonus: G’s music recommendation

To stay on the topic of love, today’s music recco is Grace Chang’s Wo Yao Ni De Ai (I want your love). A classic, and one of G’s #karaokegoals.