13 February 2023, by Riya Kartha
We may forget sometimes the depth and complexity of the roots that bind us all to one another. I wrote this poem as a reminder and a prayer, to keep in mind how interconnected we are as living beings on this planet. If one small action, an offhand decision taken by one person or a group of people can lead to worldwide consequences which have enduring repercussions on the planet, then I think it underscores the responsibility for each of us to look inward more often. To create an inner self that is so strongly mired in the knowing that we cannot hope to exist without one another. That without the other, there is no self, and that within each person is a heart that is capable of embracing the hearts of all.