coming across the music of Pearl Jam’s Present Tense song,
Cooped up in her room,
she felt like a caged bird.
Outside, there was beautiful Nature,
at least, the illusion of freedom,
the beauty of the world that her senses
She longed for the mountains,
the rivers and streams,
a breath of fresh air and flowers,
the starry sky and chirping birds,
but most of all, the innocent joy
that accompanied it all..
‘How did we come to create a world
where we get busy in doing things
(for money, by money, of money)
and achieving titles
that we have no time for the beauty around us?
Even to go to a place of Nature,
we need money, and time
and company of people.
We have lost the sensitivity
of our senses
with constant exposure of noises,
millions of images on phones, TVs and computers.
We have lost the ability
to pause and perceive this beauty of Nature
that makes our chattering minds go
and makes our hearts filled with
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(Originally written as my journal entry dated 27th March, 2019. Came across it and still relevant today.)