Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Final Act

I have never felt so much love for nature, or to be specific towards  trees, than last day. You I would say, this as one of the unforgettable moments of my life - a very heart rending experience, a touching moment. I think, it would have been touching for all who witnessed it. If a tree can change a life, then surely, this tree did that job beautifully.

I stay in the heart of Fort Kochi, where we have lots of Rain Trees. Its so big that it we feel that we are under an umbrella, during heavy rains as well as scorching sun. I pass every day nearly 4 rain trees to come to my office from my home. So, I have a certain attachment to it, in the sense, that, it gives shade to the children playing underneath it and believe me, there would be 12 cricket team and two football team in one go every Sunday evening and every other day 4 cricket teams. 

These trees, they are aged, like old people it started slanting towards the ground. They can fall at any time, but still like myself, the children using the ground too do not fear these trees. We all pass daily under these trees, its like home, office and under the tree.

Last Friday, at 5 pm, it was like any other evening, some children were playing, some were looking at these children playing with a light breeze, bringing a tranquil atmosphere, when a loud cracking noise, literally like a big firecracker bursting brought life to a standstill. And Lo Behold!!!!! to the wonder of everyone around, we heard the next crack and the middle tree started coming down, all the children ran to safety because its a huge tree and its necessary, all will have to move much much farther and the tree took all the time in the world to fall down for its Final Act.

Not a single person was hurt and it did not accidentally fall. Seeing the tree fallen, I felt, that this tree gave its all for nature - the shade, good air, and above all a solid support. And in the end, it made sure, that it did not hurt anybody.

I learned a lesson or two from this tree. 
  1. No matter, who you are are, where you are brought up, or whatever circumstances you are in, you never lose your identity unless you chose to be.
  2. There is goodness in all of us, try to bring it out than suppress it and bring sadness, hurt and hatred.
With all due respects to my long time friend - The Middle Tree, who gave many lives (motivated many lives) with one single life. I conclude.

Meena

Friday, January 15, 2016

Merry Christmas!!!! And A Very Happy New Year!!!!

Dear Guys!!!

For me, Christmas is really special. Its not because I am a Christian. I think, this is the only festival which has crossed all boundaries of religion, caste, creed and country.

Why does it hold special?

I think there are lots of factors, but the main thing that has touched me is the "Sharing Part".


One Christmas, I was alone, no family, no friends and in a very very different world, far away. I was sooooooooo alone that I felt very very sad. So, I bought several gifts for the orphans of the nearby orphanage and wrapped it and kept it underneath their pillows  and felt very happy. I returned back to my place, prepared for sleep and burrowed into my blanket and something got stuck in my leg and I tried to push, wondering what can be under my blanket, thinking of all the creepy, crawly things which can give me company on this very very cold night, sent a shiver through my spine and an extra energy to my hands. I  jumped off my bed and yanked the blankets out. And Lo Behold!!!! there was a very huge box gift wrapped. I was really surprised!!!! Believe me, when we have no dear and near one in a new place, this gift is like just the Santa present. My eyes filled with tears. For me, - a gift!!!! I opened and there were loads of things, which were useful for me at that time. And the gift was from my room mate, a Buddhist.

Its the time when love is in the air. We can really feel it and it envelopes us and fills us and automatically it flows out of us, thus passing the goodness all around.

That is why, Christmas is special for you an for me.

I tried to write this blog on Christmas Eve. But I missed on posting it. Anyway, its always good to have a Christmas everyday.

So guys, Wishing you a Merry Christmas and A Very Prosperous New Year. May your life be filled with Love.....Love.... And Love....

Meena