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.