Once in a year, like all other seasons, comes summer bringing in all the warmth of the Sun. It is the time when the sun is set high up in the clear, blue sky for most part of the day. Yes, it is really irritating sometimes! But it is necessary. Without the heat of the sun, we can’t understand the difference between cold and hot. After all, summer must be different from winter – else, what’s the use of seasons?
This year, I’m in Lindau, Germany. My summer hasn’t yet been a true summer except for one or two unanticipated days of high twenties. Actually, anticipation has been a habit for humans now. We anticipate the sun and its warmth in the summer but we end up doing things that prevent it from occurring. Global warming has considerably shifted summer nowadays. It is almost the end of June here. Instead of getting burnt by the summer heat, I’m still waiting for the sun to shine well. Summer without the sun – what an irony!
Well, Lake Constance has substantially risen to its banks. One more day of heavy rainfall and the water may as well overspill. The weather forecast for this week says that the sun shall shine at more than thirty degrees this Thursday. Funny – isn’t it? We are looking for a day of good sunshine during the summer. When everything should have been dry and scorching, we have the opposite instead. Although, I’m fine with it!
But, I feel pity for myself – as a human being. We do our best to destroy mother earth and, at the same time, vouch to save it from destruction. We use air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and all sorts of comfort equipments. Moreover, I can see almost everyone driving their own car. This is just what the normal human eye can notice. There may be hundreds of issues obstructing the path of nature. On the other hand, we plan on using ‘Green’ technologies in almost everything possible. From organic food to ‘green’ cars, we have started implementing a vision which leads to better usage of resources and causes less pollution to the environment. So, we feel that we are doing our best.
Therefore, summer must come, isn’t it? We are doing so much to save our earth.
But just think about this:
For one printed paper, what is the cost that nature bears? What happens if you plant a sapling as people do in Bhutan? Who knows! Maybe summer will smile at you next year.
(21. 06. 2016)