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International Women's Day 2017: Here's what we need to celebrate — Happy Humans' Day

Editor's note: On the occasion of International Women's Day 2017, filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari shares her thoughts, in verse, on what we really should be celebrating — being human. 

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Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari

Listen to her.
She seems to say something.
The wind touching your face.
Your eyes closing.
A million faith drops falling.
You did not know it.
You did not feel it.
Did you see it?
Listen to her.
She seems to say something.
A tiny fish finding her way in a little stream.
A bird weaving her nest.
Cloud of twigs.
Dry leaves fighting tuning a beautiful song.
Buried in minds are memories never found.
You must have ignored it.
You must have never seen it.
Did you hear it?
Listen to her.
She seems to say something.
She tells me life is a forest.
And I am not the king.
But she is one.
Made by her.
For her.
She tells me many stories.
Of past.
Of present.
Not tomorrow.
She tells me.
I am her.
She is me.
Listen to her.
She seems to say something

Life is a run. Most of the time she tells me to sit and just be. Pleading to smile at her, share a joke and laugh. To see the colours in her beautiful sky, and tell her how beautiful she looks. To stand still and see nothingness. Life is a run. She silently watches me and patiently waits for me everyday to bestow her blessing with a radiant light. Life is a run she purposely puts a hurdle so that I stop and look back. Be silent. To be be left alone. Think to my self and restart. Life is me. And I am as similar to you. I am human! I happened to be a woman and today is no special.

Happy Humans' Day!

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is a filmmaker best known for films like Nil Battey Sannata (Hindi) and Amma Kanakku (Tamil)

Published Date: Mar 08, 2017 20:10 PM | Updated Date: Mar 08, 2017 20:10 PM

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