Albert Einstein once famously said, ’Look deep into nature, and then you will understand
everything better’ ( BrainyQuote, n.d.).
I remember visiting Countryside and Hills when I was younger. It was a family vacation was
supposed to last for two days, but those two days left a lasting impression on my mind and made
me realize and understand the true meaning of life. I still cherish spending my times in lush
green and hilly areas as it provides me with an opportunity to understand myself well and
apprehend the special significance of Mother Nature in human life, which is often never thought
about and neglected in fast paced and tortuous city life. I love to spend hours looking at the stars
filled skies in the dead silence of the night and try to make out images out of them and quite
surprisingly I often succeed. I relish those deep dreamless sleeps there which I am often deprived
of at home even though I have all the comforts present.
But most importantly, a trip to these places helps me realize my true self as the sanctity of nature
touches my inner sole. I somehow perceive a delicate relationship that connects humans to nature
and how nature in its purest form is a boon. I understand how nature cares for each and every of
its being and how many creatures of nature, (animals, birds, insects), exist in complete harmony
with a possible exception of human beings. Sitting in nature’s lap, I understand the futility
related to modernization of human beings, I understand the fruitlessness of human greed which
has lead to uncontrolled exploitation of nature and co-beings and I understand that though we
have earned a lot out of this mad race to stay ahead of times and to achieve maximum, but what
we have lost is priceless. The landscapes, the chirruping of birds, the dew on plants and the
clouds clad ranges give me a sense of freshness and a feeling that I ‘exist’ amongst all the
madness of the world as I see how the minutest of living beings hold their identity when in
proximity of exploited, untouched and pure nature.
With all the thoughts crossing my mind, I let myself loose and lie down on the wet grass wish
serves as cushion and endless skies playing blanket and slide into a state of somnolence with me
and just me around.