Mother nature!

We have spent quite a lot of time running away from her. Living in a technological era as we do, we have something new to occupy our minds every day. We were more fascinated with the way man has evolved and how easier a task could be made with such technology as that man has developed than nature. With our attention spans getting shorter and shorter, we have loosened the track of mother nature and have even taken part in destroying her. But with this pandemic and quarantined lifestyle, many would agree that it’s her that we miss the most.

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.”

We were making our way to the Rila Mountains, where we were visiting the Rila Monastery where we enjoyed scrambled eggs, toast, mekitsi, Man is the greatest creation of mother nature. Every cell, tissue, and organ is created in such a way that it is of best use to man. It’s amazing how the human body works. How a single electrical signal from the brain could do such work and how fast it happens. But let’s not talk about us since that’s all we talk about every other day. Let’s picture the world without man. The green of the trees, the deep blue of the seas, the vivid colors, the sounds, the silence, the peace, the calm. It’s the flowers, the trees, the rocks, the waterfalls, the rivers, the seas, the grass, the hills and also the rain, the snow, the wind. The beauty of mother nature. Everybody knows about it, has read about it, and has seen it. It is where most go to searching for peace; their shelter of calm.

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
-John Muir

But is that all? With all this beauty and peace, also, comes foulness and destruction. Such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, storms, and also pandemics. But these are some of the few things we know about our nature. There are acres of lands undiscovered, deepest of oceans unventured. There could be thousands of animals not known to man. As Albert Einstein said, “We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” Nature, in itself, is a paradox. It’s beautiful and ugly. It’s peaceful and destructive. But this is all relative. It’s beautiful to us. It’s destructive to us. But is it the same to her, mother nature? She has survived thousands of years without us, but could we survive a minute without her? Even though we may have developed the best technologies, is it worth it, at the risk of destroying our nature, our source of survival?

“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.”

We have to realize that nature is way greater than us and at the end of the day one way or another, mother nature will win. She’d raise her head, adjust her crown and go on about her day. As patient as she is, she knows where to draw the line. But do we?

Do we know where to draw the line?

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