The ‘stay at home’, ‘lockdown’ etc have given us an opportunity to observe nature in a true and relaxed way.
The photo, taken just now is the tree at a handshaking distance outside our balcony in Jayanagar, Bangalore and another tree, of the similar size and age, but slightly away from the building.
The tree close to us is in full bloom, early, compared to some seven others in the vicinity. The other trees are just starting to flower while the one close to us has been with flowers for sometime now.
I am reminded of one of my friends telling me that the coconut trees around the empty house of theirs were bearing only few coconuts. But the bunches started growing in numbers ever since they moved into the house and now they are full of coconuts.
Nature wants to co-exist with us. It’s happy to be among us. We are ignoring it and worse hurting the nature by cutting the trees, littering rubbish all over the place and replacing forests.
This is an opportunity to think and do the sensible thing of agreeing to CO-exist with nature and other species.
The story about the swans and dolphins returning in large numbers to the Venice waters with the pollutant humans are staying away trying to protect themselves from the unfortunate virus threats is hitting headlines.
Let us be mindful of this once we become free of the forced confinement by God’s Grace.
Live and let live!