Wednesday, 24 June 2015

A fortuitous learning from a regular change.

There are 365 days in a year. Its been a lot of years since humans existed. I don't really have a specific value but I am sure of it. During all these years and within these 365 days, there is one thing that always happens - seasons change.
The year starts off with spring. A time most people consider the happiest in the entire year. Flowers blooming, fresh atmosphere and a subtle amount of joy in the air. It's neither too cold, nor too hot. Sweaters and gloves are packed away and the desires for searing hot food slowly burn out. It's a time which provides an opportunity to rise above the winter gloom that sets in during those last few months of the year. As spring passes by, summer settles in and there begins the vacation time. The sun which seemed pleasant back in spring, becomes torturous. The fresh atmosphere doesn't feel that fresh anymore and heat takes a toll on us. Whilst all the merriness of spring dies out, summer is a time during which most of us tend to plan our holidays and adventures. Kids around the world celebrate the end of an academic year and look forward to days spent doing things that satisfy them. Summers is the time when suddenly everybody starts to cherish fruits and anything cool. It was just a season back when everybody was relieved with the end of long winters and then comes along summer when all we demand is something cold. And so, we come up with things that satisfy these demands.
Summers eventually fade too. Autumn begins and everything turns into a shade of red, orange and yellow. The dry, humid breeze transforms into a cool wind which occasionally manages to send shivers down our spines. Subtle desires of warm food rejuvenate and figures in coats start to appear. Plants become dormant and preparations for the winter survival begin. When winter finally settles in, the packed away sweaters and gloves come out and desires for hot food reincarnate. Animals hibernate and a lot of us wish that we could do the same. Winter is a time that tends to stimulate laziness. Everything turns a little gloomy. With nights longer and days being shorter, the time still doesn't seem to pass by until it's time for spring again and the cycle continues.
Seasons keep changing. And we have no choice but to adjust. We can't stand in the middle of a ground, look upto the sky and yell out that the heat or the snow or the rains won't be accepted. Even if we do so, all we get in return is to be the new freak in town.
This is something everybody knows. Everyone knows what season is followed by which. But. There is one thing highly intriguing about this change in seasons that occurs - it manages to make every single person learn to adjust in their circumstances and go with the flow. Something we all fail to keep in mind when most needed. An attitude that would make us bigger and better people. 

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