The Happiness of Nature
100 Days of Happiness – Day 16
Nature is inspiring for a poet. It makes moments, moments make verses, and verses make memories, and memories bring happiness when they come so silently, so unexpectedly like a breeze. I’ve never been much of a traveler, but I’ve always found comfort and joy in the arms of Mother Nature.
I remember the wings of the butterfly which brought out my first verse, which made my teacher notice, and pull me toward the world of poetry and literature. I remember the laughter of my sisters echoing in that coracle as we went close to the falls, the drops from the spray drenching us like the rain we pluviophiles love. I remember the sunrise over the Kapila river, when on a college trip, we reached the temple town near it well before dawn. It’s a joy unparalleled.
Happiness is the magic of nature around me where I work. When my mind gets clouded by worry or anger, all I have to do is go out, and take a deep breath, and see the greenery around – the crops in the field and the dragonflies flying over it. The concrete goes out for a moment, taking the negativity with it. And I’m calm.
(© 8th October 2015)