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Aarju Pandey


Life – A Miracle

The sun shines; warm and reassuring, sunlight is bouncing off leaves and flowers. A small bud nestled in the middle of a thousand. Unnoticed, a part of everything else, green and tiny, the bud rests. So exquisite, yet still overlooked and ignored. It’s just another bud in the midst of many. Too quiet, too small, is it important at all? So subtle that your eyes pass over it and you think nothing of it. But suddenly it’s growing bigger and bigger, bolder and bolder! Faster still, so bright that …

……it is blinding. A vibrant red replaces the shy green. And finally, a breathtaking flower replaces the once trivial bud. No longer overlooked, no longer like everything else, from nothing the bud becomes something, a seed, to a stem, to a bud, to a flower. But the bud no longer stays a bud it becomes a stunning flower.

The flower grows more ravishing with each passing second, more and more bright and amazing. Until one day, the sun goes away and the flower starts to wilt. This once vibrant miracle is transformed into a dry and ugly skeleton of itself. It is too horrible to set eyes upon, and it once again becomes unimportant, like the bud it was. Nobody cares about the wilting flower, the dying beauty. Finally, the flower becomes wisps of what it once was. But there will be more seeds and stems and buds and flowers that will replace it after it is gone. There will be more burst of blooming colors and more beautiful flowers, but there will also be more underestimated buds and more wilting, dying flowers as well.

This piece of writing is a metaphor for a human life. When you are young, a “seed” no one really notices you particularly. As you start to grow into an adult or a “flower” you are noticed more and taken more seriously, but a human starts to age and die you once again become unnoticed and unimportant. So, we should value every human being or “flower,” big and small, young and old, attractive and ugly.

0 thoughts on “Life – A Miracle

  1. Aarju – you write beautifully for one so young. But it is not your writing that impresses me the most – it is the ideas and profound insight behind them. Keep thinking, keep listening and keep writing.

    And yes, we do notice you. 😉

  2. Aarju, Human metaphor exhumes miracle that you connected. If it were a miracle, what can human do? watch. Human cannot magic. Nature can. Human and nature both stinks and shrinks after getting old although each one is destined the same , to collapse after the opportune time appears. We have seen Old People protection in US with Medicare and other programs. We see old people wilted and falling cared, loved and made alive there by exclusive medicine, oxygen, and care in US. The real sons/daughters would have been follwing other paths, but the country protects the old, disabled, non-beauty, non regular alike. Not all countries are like US. Even in Europe, old people need to keep on working some sort to pay higher taxes and insurance. Medicare/Medicaid is superb phenomenon in US HealthCare industry destined to protect those not successful types you described in your article. It will take millions/Zillions of years before your wishes becoming real.

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