Spring and autum are two opposing seasons. While spring signifies growth and development, autum speaks of fall and retraction. Spring is the season of new beginnings. It’s the most colourful season where nature is at it’s best. Fresh buds sprout and the mother Earth seems to come to life again. New trees are planted and all around there is happiness.
Contrarily autumn represents the preservation of life and spells gloominess. During this time, animals prepare for the winter by storing food and creating cozy hibernation spaces. Farmers work on their fall harvest by collecting a reserve of crops. We also tend to retreat indoors and focus on cultivating a safe and comforting home. In a way, the autumn season offers us a chance to reconnect with ourselves as we preserve our safe havens.
Spring is historically a time for celebrations, rejoicing and festivals. In many cultures spring is welcome through celebrations like NAUROZ. However, this time round a rare thing is happening. The spring has become modular. It has different meanings for different modules of life. All that was created by mother nature for service of human beings is rejuvenating, recuperating, blossoming as part of the spring but homosapeins have retracted like autum and are gloomy. How strange that for the planet Earth it is season of spring whereas the beneficiary of spring ie Humans are locked down. For humans it is autum where as for rest all living and non living organisms it is spring.
This combination of two seasons may look bizarre but it is eye-opening too. For centuries we were accustomed to distinct spring and autumn but this is power of nature that it can merge the seasons, put these upside-down or anything which we cannot even contemplate. God doesn’t feel that we deserve to enjoy a season, He had created for us. We shall see blossoming flowers through our windows but we shall not be able to touch and feel them. First time in centuries Netherlands known for Tulips and flowers has decided to demolish all pots and nurseries.
While we have retracted under compulsion, we should reconnect with our Creator and let mother planet recoup and refresh from the damages we have inflicted onto it in centuries.
While we are confined we should reflect and contemplate, on; not to abuse the Mother Earth, not to waste resources available on the surface of Mother Earth by living on NEEDS and not on DESIRES. For example, if oil is used with same lavishness, we shall starve in 100 years. In this rush of life we should find time for our Creator, our selves and our dear ones. All humans must live in harmony regardless of race colour or religious inclinations.
It is for sure that “this too shall pass” but it will for sure leave behind new lessons. Allah may bless all.