That morning, when the earth quaked, the world shook. People from around the world prayed, directly or indirectly extended helping hands for the sufferers of earthquake in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Tibet. What else can we do instead of praying, ‘Mother Earth, please take turns in such a way that your children are safe…’
Things are not much improved since the earthquake has happened. And the earth is still quaking. There is a saying in kannada, ‘ಕುಂಬಾರನಿಗೆ ವರುಷ, ದೊಣ್ಣೆಗೆ ನಿಮಿಷ‘ (kumbAranige varusha, doNNege nimisha) that means, ‘A potter’s work takes an year but baton finishes its work within a minute’. How true! Experts say, it may take about 10 years to rebuild Nepal, the country that got affected the most. But, the news about optimistic earthquake sufferers makes us hopeful too.
|We are Hopeful of Starting Afresh!|
Just being hopeful doesn’t work. We need to think. Is it the first time earth is quaking like this? What our ancestors did for protection from earthquakes? What are the scientific ways of constructing buildings? By saying scientific, we have to remember, we shouldn’t stick to modern technologies alone. We need to recall the science of our ancestors that was/is/will be closely connected to nature.
We also need to think… What for we are keeping delusion about our external looks and worldly possession? Will they actually matter? Do they actually belong to us? We definitely need to think… Let us be hopeful of spring in the bare branches of our hearts… Let us be hopeful…
|We are Hopeful of Spring…|