I drafted this piece two years back but never published it. Because I was a helpless parent who could not feed the child. The child is 2 now. And, though late, he has started to walk 🙂
The birth of a child is the highest expression of life. It’s not just the emotions, it’s a miracle.
A part of me and a part of you came together and we created love. The elements of nature fed our love. Made it grow into a whole different expression of life. Moving, talking, smiling, crying… with a mind, body and soul of its own…
If a child be the highest expression of life, what could be the highest expression of love?
For me it’s a newborn love offspring.
Not ‘accidental babies’.
But a child whose parents are madly in love with each other, making love with their minds, bodies and souls. Two forces of life so entwined that they don’t know where one ends and where the other one begins.
Two abstract cosmic forces, separated for most of their lives, coming together in a divine union.
To procreate parts of each other in the shape of another cosmic force.
Not for any compulsion or as a requirement in marriage.
A child born out of love.
Just for love.
And for no other reason but love.
That’s how I want to make cinema.
That’s how I want to create Art.
That’s why I’m getting into business, that’s why I’m starting my own film production house – Lovechildren Films, to be able to do that.
To make cinema like children born out of love.
p.s.: this definition of a lovechild is my own. And it’s not about accidental babies. It’s not about in or out of the wedlock. It’s not about straight or gay couples. It’s not about single or multiple parents. It’s not even about our own or adopted. It’s just about love – that a child should only be born (or reborn) for love and not some pressing need.