Sometimes we are taught the simplest of lessons by the commonest of sights. And yet, we fail to acknowledge them. We speed away in our cars and bikes and look at the traffic, instead of these beautiful sights. We walk right beside it but complain not of our ways, but of its faults!
While global warming is taking a toll on this world and we are all being fried in the heat, I walked to work, thinking how much worse it can get and how much longer we as a species will be able to put up with this. As construction sites are replacing the green patches of land that once kept this place cool and clean, my eyes are sore from the sight of sky-scrapers and flyovers.
When I was lost in one of those moments of disgust at the way things are, I spotted a beautiful blossom…a tree standing tall amidst the concrete and the rubble…not only did it defy the human ways, it also proclaimed that it can, with its might and its blossom, change the way things are seen.
While we invest our energies in petty gossips and insignificant quarrels, it invests its energies in filling up its branches with the soft pink hues of its flowers. It spends its time building reserves to make this happen. For this is its moment of glory…it is the show-stopper on this ramp…it flounces gracefully, with a flower or two falling off…to kiss the ground beneath it that was once so soft!
While I observe it for a minute and realize how low we are, its Creator smiles with pride and takes a humble bow!