Who told the Earth is suffering..How can it suffer when it has so much to offer? Is anybody richer than it? They say we pollute it. How can we pollute it when all that we produce, good, bad or ugly is from its dust? The animals are vanishing while the human race is increasing and their wants exponentially. Why is he never satisfied? What will become of the Earth when the humans become a burden by the dearth of humanity?
These questions when asked by a confused child of a wise man to which he smiled and replied, … Yes dear child, the earth is made up of a lot of dust that was equally proportioned among the animals the trees and the rocks for the comfort of this creature endowed with qualities not gifted to others..but what did he do? He snatched the gifts of the earth, killed the animals, cut the trees and got a major portion of the dust on his side…now he commands the sea, soon to be berefit of the fish..he rules over the grasslands now devoid of grass..He churns out the oil from the depths to fuel his energies..Yes, dear child, he builds weapons of fire that create huge piles of smoke that fall back as dust on him…His wants are never satisfied for he craves and creates new things but don’t you know; they are part of the very same fine substance, yet called dust. It is not the earth that is burdened, it is him who is, from the unfair wealth of dust that he has collected and carries on his shoulders. Each of these grains carry the weight of plunder and devastation..and one day each grain of that dust will cover him and reduce him to nought..unless he repents and make amends for there is nothing bigger than Mother Earth who one day will pull him back into the dust for eternal sleep..for, from dust he was raised and into it, he shall return..
Pic Credits..Dipin Dev Photography
21 thoughts on “Earth Unearthed”
Sunith, this is a stunning and deeply moving piece of writing… human greed is out of control and it is useful to remember that eventually this greed is going to end up devouring a species so destructive it threatens our beloved Earth. Too bad Americans are the last to get it. Thank you.
Thank you Sara for your thoughts
Wow …… Wow ….. what a beautiful article written by you. We are made of dust and will be found in dust only one day. As we are one of the part of this earth but we exercise our authority over the rest living organisms of the earth, how long do we kill them? Earth was yesterday and it will be there tomorrow but We will not stay. We have become a burden on this earth by losing humanity. beautiful.
Thank you so much
Very thought provoking!
Thank you Indira
What will become of the Earth when the humans become a burden by the dearth of humanity? – such a deeply thought-provoking question and actually the entire post.
Thank you Pragal. Glad to know you liked it
You are welcome.
Going philosophical I see :-). Good piece and i agree with it
🙂 Thank you.. when do i see a next birding post on yours
We must ask this question to ourselves Sunith.Our greed seems insatiable. I wonder when man will realise this?
True Radhika. Thank you for reading and your valued comments..
Thank you 🙂
Thank you Riman
Thank you so much