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The Earth Shall Be Left To No One

Let us be friends for once,
Let us make life easy on us,
Let us be lovers and loved ones,
The earth shall be left to no one.

These were the lines with which Elif Shafak concluded her TED talk titled ‘The Politics of Fiction’. I randomly chanced to listen to her talk after I was intrigued by it’s description which read as follows –

“Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics.”

The poetry is a Sufi poetry and beautifully describes the essence of life. In our day to day living, we often forget that we have to leave behind whatever we earn and gather in our lifetime. So why not earn something as beautiful as friendship and leave behind something as pure as love.

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  1. Hariharsudan
    August 10, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Yup, why not? Come on girls, love me! 🙂 Hehe…

    On a serious note though, Gandhiji said “Be the change you want to see in this world”. Let’s take that as the first step.

    Cheers for a nice message in the morning! 🙂

    • August 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm

      Well the first principle of love is that you can only love and not expect to be loved back. Strange but true. But life gives back what you give out. So if you give love, you will get it back too :). So you know what to do ;)..

      Yups, Gandhiji’s words are very correct. Definitely nice thoughts to start one’s day with :). Hope the day is coming along well for you 🙂

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