If you can smile as a child does
love as a mother does,

If you can understand a tear,
feel a wrinkle, a thorn,

If you can flow as a river,
stand like a mountain,

If you can smell the earth,
drink the raindrop, reflect the sun,

If you can walk with,
and live your moments together

yes, I know you.

If you know the brightness of a flower’s colour,
wonder of a bloom,

the rhythm of a tone
purpose of a bird’s song,

If you know the fullness of your empty moments,
space your weaknesses open,

The richness in silence,
vibrant stillness,

If you know the sparkle in the eyes,
Conversation, a heart makes

You know me.

– Vinathe
10.11.2001, Wollongong, Australia


About Vinathe Sharma

I am an interdisciplinary researcher and practitioner. My engagment is to facilitate people's understanding of their own agency and the Actionable Space in their life. I draw from various theoretical and practitioner areas of Education, Psychology, Social Work, Environmental Studies, Literature, Sociology and History. I work with communities at the grassroots as well as in the academia.
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