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Vicious circle

Ankita Vanage
गेली


Vicious circle Ankita Vanage, Thane

Once, surfing leisurely through the pictures of Yeoor clicked by me and my colleagues, I became nostalgic. Turning through the pages and watching the images of tree-leaves, I travelled back in time to live and relish the memories of the time I spent amidst the nature. In fact, that is the real motivation behind this article.

Experts claim of a deep and friendly relation between man and nature. Nature is a true friend and philosopher. Just like mirror which speaks only the truth and nothing else.

I had one such experience on a casual trip to Yeoor. Atmosphere was lovely. I had glimpses of trees and leaves scattered all over. This magnificence lured me in to venturing around to explore their beauty. I began to discover various shapes of the leaves. Some of them were tiny and others bigger, their colours varied from yellowish green to dark green and yellow ochre to dark brown; some leaves were round whereas others were elongated, several leaves bore thorns and few of the leaves were soft. The leaves were fresh as well as dried too; leaf skeleton was seen prominently on few of them while some leaves were about to rest in the arms of mother Earth. I was mesmerized and unearthly talks begun.


Vicious circle Ankita Vanage, Thane

I’d say those tiny, lovely and colourful fresh leaves initiated the conversation with me. Yes, it was the beginning; filled with enthusiasm, tremendous energy and had a ray of hope to accept the challenges, to face the difficulties and to cross the hurdles. Isn’t the same case with us? Don’t we face the same emotions in our lives? Weren’t we too, excited to grow into adults, wishing to get a chance to prove ourselves by achieving numerous things? We were joyous, excited, and readied ourselves to encounter with the Life.

Now the tiny leaves transformed themselves into matured ones. They colour themselves dark green. Just like we have grown up and became experienced. We start calling ourselves the busiest people, buried under our daily chores. We face many challenges and cross hurdles in careers and personal lives. There is always a feeling of being lost somewhere, stressed out, desperation to refresh, carry out routine with optimism. Then the dew drops of youthfulness, enthusiasm and opportunity come to our rescue. We jump with joy to fix the past errors and to regain what we’ve lost.

Some trees are gifted with an ability to change their lush green colour in to another. This enables trees to adapt and survive in rough and cold weather. By following their footsteps, we too can adapt and prepare ourselves for situations, can’t we?


Vicious circle Ankita Vanage, Thane

Then I began perceiving some dry leaves. They were exhausted, parting their green colour behind to accept dark brown - the colour of seniority. It seems that they are seeking departure from life, pale with no energy, shoulders drooping and on a journey towards embracing mother earth.

Several leaves had holes. I was wondering what would have happened to them? Green and young, yet injured! Cause is pests. Addicted humans die unnatural premature deaths just like these holed leaves.

Few of the leaves could be seen only with prominent skeleton and no other traces of life. Some were still hanging on tress while others had fallen on ground waiting to rest in mother earth arms; murmuring, “it’s over, finished.” I became restless over the same thought. Can this happen to us too? Would we march towards our ends, all by ourselves? I pitied the leaves. There could be incompleteness, must be unfulfilled desires, they might have urged to live for themselves. Many thoughts crowded in my mind, Hush, I convinced myself. It is life, it’s Nature. Our story will replicate the story of leaves. One day we will sign off from mankind, leaving everything behind, to embrace same Mother Earth. And like phoenix, life will prosper again in the same fertile land, seeds will sprout and a new Life story will begin…


Vicious circle Ankita Vanage, Thane


Vicious circle Ankita Vanage, Thane


Vicious circle Ankita Vanage, Thane










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