It has been almost a year since I have been observing a tree through a window. Many days and months have passed by and all I could see was Changes.
It’s wonderful when nature reveals truths of life to me or may be I’m being too philosophical nowadays. Those slight changes they are so eye-catching I couldn’t have stopped myself from letting that go unobserved. You may wonder what kind of change I’m talking about. Yes, of course that’s not a new thing but I would like to share with you what that CHANGE meant to me. Have you observed any tree ? All the year round? Yeah, I did so for the first time when I shifted to a new place. Last year that tree was left with no leaves, to be precise not a single one. But still I could see birds sitting and chirping on the branches of that tree morning and evening. It looked beautiful to me. But once I wondered is this tree dead because I never saw a leaf on it, since the day I shifted to this new place.
As the days went by I waited hopefully to get a view of greenery in front of my window. But, it took so long. Spring came, yeah and that was the time when that tree could be seen in lush green leaves. It made me smile. I have always been a nature lover and seeing such close change it was extraordinary.
But at the present moment it makes me realise some truths of life. Things which may look barren and dead from outside may not be such from inside. There was life within that tree which I failed to notice because I was busy in search for the outward beauty, the leaves. Similarly people may look hollow and lifeless but the fire of enthusiasm still burns within them all night long. May be their season of perfect flourishment has not yet arrived. But the hope still remains, that spring is no far. It’s just a matter of time and the cycle goes on and on. Changes are the part of life. We may fall and stumble at some point in our lives, they are just a phase of life, to make us a new person, from outside and inside. No one’s spirit and soul is dead…there is life within everyone…may be one just needs to explore oneself closely and deeply to understand and feel those special changes which makes them a person in the long run of life.
NATURAL are these CHANGES. When a tree can become habituated to such changes all the year round.
Why can’t we?
Let’s make us bold enough to accept such changes. As there is a saying after the sunshine there is always a rain. Changes they may break us but eventually they make us.