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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 couldn’t 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 couldn’t 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 wasn’t enough. The disasters wouldn’t stop.

Still I wanted to apologize but couldn’t 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 couldn’t see me in such state. She was showing different signs to me so I can some wisdom from them. She wasn’t 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 didn’t want to say anything. She didn’t want to complain. I wished I hadn’t done that all but thanks God it wasn’t 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?
PS: This story is very symbolic and yet simple so try to read it and understand the symbols I have used.

Making smart choices:
1. Use Energy Savers than bulbs. Use LCDs then your regular monitors.
2. Don't waste water and food resources.
3. Eat more fruits and veggies than meat.
4. Plant a tree.
5. Try to avoid toxic materials.
6. Put your appliances on standby or shut them off when you aren't using them.
7. Think of upgrading the gadgets instead off buying new ones because it causes a lot of wastage of resources.
8. Go electronic than manual. If you are still in manual stuff, recycle but always remember that be efficient in your use because recycling also needs resources like water and it also produces toxins.

It is simple. You just need to be conscious and make other people conscious of this fact too.
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really nice. i love the way you pass your message and i totally agree with you
thank u so much :)
DAPoliticalForum Oct 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
I will feature this in our Journal within the next couple of weeks.
DAPoliticalForum Oct 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
You are quite welcome.
RickHaigh Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
wow...inspiring words, my the symbolism..:heart:
RickHaigh Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome, my friend. :)
WeridofWerid Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thought I'd point out something. Your first sentence you combined the past tense and present.
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