I was walking on the streets of heaven when I saw an old lady sitting on the roadside helplessly in extreme suffering. I thought the children who have forsaken their mother in such cruel way deserve the raging fires of hell. She was partially bald. She had wrinkles all over her face and sunken eyes. When I approached her, she took her face away from me. I tried to look her closely and was shattered into pieces because of the shame I felt. She was my mother earth and I couldn't even recognize her because of her such miserable condition. I couldnt believe that what I had started ignorantly as a part of industrial revolution was carried forward to such an extent that my fellow brothers and sisters who are worshipers of commercialism had made her bald in the mayhem of deforestation. She was completely dehydrated which caused wrinkles all over her body. Her face had a layer of smoke residue over her as if someone has smoked zillions of cigarettes over her face.
I couldnt see her, face her. I wished I had no eyes. I wished souls had no eyes but they always have but we try to blind ourselves by closing our eyes resting deep inside. I touched her hand and she started getting violent to me and shouting about why have I caused such harm to her weaker children like fishes and other animals? I felt a storm in her body and the land beneath was shaking. Feeling and saying sorry wasnt enough. The disasters wouldnt stop.
Still I wanted to apologize but couldnt even utter the words of apology because I was in such guilt that my mouth felt all stitched. I was crying aside. I changed my path and started walking towards hell where the temperature raised with every step that I take to get drown.
My mother earth couldnt see me in such state. She was showing different signs to me so I can some wisdom from them. She wasnt furious. A mother can never be! She just wanted some attention. I got the clues. I went to her, sat on my knees beside her feet, and hugged her. I didnt want to say anything. She didnt want to complain. I wished I hadnt done that all but thanks God it wasnt that late. By making small intelligent changes in my habits, I saved her.
I felt that warm shelter over me again. I am safe because my mother earth is safe. I love my mother earth. Do you?