November 14, 2009

BYBS: Children's Day and Our Environment!

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Two months and a day. That is how long it has been since I posted anything on this blog. Come to think of it, this is the longest blogging break I have had since I started blogging almost four years ago. In the last two months I have tried to write something on the blog, but for one reason or another I have managed to put it off. But, as those who know me well would know, it was only a matter of time before I got back to regular blogging, and here I am again.

And when I am getting back to blogging, what better subject to start with then Blogging my Blessings.

One of the things about my life I really like is living in the hills. Despite the recent developments that have converted our villages and towns into cities and mega cities, the hills have manged to retain some of the original beauty that nature had bestowed upon them in abundance. Living in the hills since my childhood, I have managed to stay in touch with nature and appreciate the bounties that nature holds for us.

Living in the hills means living in close harmony with nature. A picture they say is worth a thousand words. So, without using too many words to explain what I mean, I'll just show you a picture of the view from my window:
On the tree that you see in the picture, in addition to observing birds of many varieties, I have often spotted a monkey, or the occasional langoor.

This is when I am living in the capital town. When I was a kid, I lived in many smaller towns and villages, which were quite untouched by modernity. Living there was a great blessing as I got to see first hand what the poets of the past have tried to describe in the unforgettable lines they wrote. At the same time, knowing how things were once, makes you even sadder when you look at the way things are changing now.

In our quest for comfort and a better life, we are hurting the environment. The changes that are happening now are irreversible, but the good thing is that we still have time to stop these changes for the worse, and turn the wheel around. Mother nature has a way of forgiving us our transgressions, and if we learn our lessons even now and decide to repent, things can still be good, and our children can have a chance to be as close to nature as we were when we were kids. we owe the future generations at lest this much.

This Children's Day let us decide to make this world a better place for our children. What say you?

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SandyCarlson said...

Glad you're back! The blog looks great, too. Your post was worth the wait. Your world is gorgeous, and your thoughts on our world are well worth thinking about.

nothingprofound said...

My migration was the reverse. I grew up in a big city where contact with nature was nearly non-existent. Now I live in a small town, surrounded by hills and trees and lakes on all sides. Nature is the nectar I drink everyday, and I'm so grateful to be here now.

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