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Purnima Chandra

Abstract


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Purnima Chandra

Abstract


Human

Human

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We have been divided for so long.

Racially, religiously, politically, geographically.

Divided by the restrictions we put on each other, by those others put on us and by restrictions we put on ourselves.

We have stopped seeing people, looking rather at a creed and a skin tone and a brand of clothing, superficial glances at careful attempts at being a certain class and skin tone and brand.

Fighting for land and money and power. 


A divided species.


But not today.

Today, we have suddenly been united.

Today, we are restricting ourselves and others around us because of our need to survive, today, we are seeing, very clearly, what we, as a species, have to do.

Today, we are fighting for our existence.

Together.

As one. 


I have to appreciate the irony here.

As always, it takes a calamity of this magnitude for us to wake up to the fact that we are one single species.

A relatively useless one to the planet at that, seeing how the planet is thriving without us.

But we are all one. And that's a start. 


So, let's be together.

Take a moment to look beyond the masks that have been kept aside, the glitter and the shine that is now hanging in the closets, let us see behind the smiles that are no longer being worn.

Today, we are no longer the people we think we need to be.

We are who we are.

Free in our captivity, free maybe for the first time in such a long time. 


Human.


So, before this day is over and we go back to being that species divided over everything that isn't important before we go back to tomorrows of ever-repeating yesterdays, let us just... be.

Let us celebrate our rare moments of humanity and let us reach into ourselves and reach out to each other and find what really matters and what it truly is to be this species.

Let us be Human.


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