Wednesday 15 April 2020

Nature’s Way of reclaiming its glory : My 14th letter to my Grandchildren documenting lessons from COVID-19 times

{This is the 14th post of the series where I will be writing 26 Letters to my Grandchildren about life and lessons during these tricky COVID19 times. Letter1, 2 , 3 , 56 , 78 ,9 , 10 , 11 ,12 and 13 can be found here}

16 April
5:20 a.m. 

My lovely little Potterhead, 

I am safely assuming you are one too as your granny and then your dad are both Potterheads. I wonder if your dad has named you Harry and already gifted you a magic wand considering his current obsession with the series which he reads and re-reads, then watches the movies yet again. His room in our Delhi home is full of HP merchandise he collects meticulously. Deep in my heart, I like it because I still share a similar admiration for this J.K. Rowling’s masterpiece.

My today’s letter to you is far away from fiction though and takes a dig at the staunch reality of today with a message for you, our future generations. The gravest crime the human beings of the current generation have done is recklessly cutting trees and clearing forests for material gains thus disrupting mother nature’s balance and lives of all other flora and fauna. Even if we are not directly involved each one of us has to bear the brunt of her fury. She has gifted life to us, gives us oxygen to breathe through its trees, pure water to drink from its glaciers and most of what we eat also comes from it, yet we harm her for our selfish motives. We call her mother and then do this, who actually hurts her mother? It is callous on our part and we should be ready to face the aftermath of disrupting the ecological balance. Other species have cursed us for destroying their habitats and trapping them in zoos or taming them for a circus. In fact, the increase in the number of diseases around us stems from
this imbalance as when we don’t get fresh air to breathe we get lung diseases or if we don’t eat pure food our gut goes for a toss. Over ambition and greed stresses us with our complex thoughts and often make us susceptible to mental disorders. 

God knows if this pandemic #COVID19 too is nature’s way of giving us Homo sapiens a bitter punishment for our ill karma towards it. There are clear indications though. While we human beings are confined to our four walls for at least 21 days now, the animals like elephants, crocodiles, leaf monkeys, all are seen roaming around freely with their families as their biggest enemy man is now trapped indoors. Dolphins are merrily once again making rounds to the shores. The skies are all clear and blue and pollution-free. The air quality index for the first time ever is in its best category. If really feels as if man was the real culprit of everything and this undoubtedly is nature’s way of reclaiming her glory. This is yet another lesson that has dawned upon me during these self-introspection worthy times.

If we don’t realize our mistakes now, I fear it shall become never for us, thus I really hope, my kid, that once we are out of these difficult COVID times we do our best to set the things we had disturbed, right once again so that the equilibrium is established yet again. If we fail in this realization and to act upon it, the doom’s day is not away for mankind and this I say from the bottom of my heart. Consider it a cry from the heart of a true nature lover.

Why not we become like our ancestors and start believing in simple living and high thinking. Living by our farms, savoring fresh food, enjoying cool breeze and crystal clear water from the streams. What’s the need for all these gadgets, all these chemicals, all this unnecessary show-off? You may call your granny crazy but I really feel that way. You know I don’t even watch Television and my only source of entertainment is my books. So you see I am old school this way too but trust me if there is a way forward for mankind it has to be in harmony with Mother Nature or else we shall soon perish.

I don’t wish to scare you, my child, rather imbibe in you the fact that always plant as many trees as you can, never cut them and try to save as many as them. An idea to have your own tiny kitchen garden where you grow your own chemicals free vegetables and fruits, is absolutely rocking. Isn’t it? Catch you tomorrow😊.

Much love 
Your Granny 


Hi Everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my fifth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z as well as global #AtoZchallenge and this year I will be writing ‘26 letters to my grandaughter’ with a special purpose which shall unfold as you read this series. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the previous 4 challenges here are the links 201620172018 and 2019

Truly Yours Roma

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