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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Truly Together!


In these technical times, we have achieved a lot but on the cost of togetherness and heart-to-heart bonding. Now we see far more cases of elders spending long afternoons alone, waiting for their ever busy professional office going children to remember them once in a blue moon and kids who have a life of their own and are consumed by electronic gadgets  and television. Also, with urban colonies coming up, every inch of land is covered with concrete. In such times, it has become a task to come together to enjoy each other’s company and spend time in the lap of nature. However, every problem has a solution and one important catalyst that can make us achieve this goal can be the nature itself. Spending time in nature is not enough; rather, taking up a project can solve both the issues.

We can find a patch of raw land, or simply take two or three planting pots and start off! Seeds are available in the market and even online very easily and I would love to recall what the ace writer Late Khushwant Singh once said, that there are few things that are really therapeutic and gardening tops the list! Watching a plant grow is to unlock your emotions and feeling one with nature. For example, we can plant small household plants like tomatoes or ladyfingers that are easy to maintain. For this we can come together and this way every day or every other day, plan a small tea party as well. Growing flowers and sharing tips with neighbors and friends is also a great way to come together and experience warmth and bonding.

I remember an incident where an old couple, on their front yard, sort of exhibited their cactus collection for the colony to see how amazing it was! Not many of us know that cactus plant gives beautiful flowers and is one of the most beautiful plants. Many people shared tips and some took photographs even when there were no digital cameras but only the traditional film-roll ones. Their socialization popped up suddenly and I saw them smiling more often.

In the digital era too, we can blog and form groups with like-minded people and come together for gardening or improvement of a colony park. I think this will not be necessary even, because real closeness is to be found with our neighbors and friends. However, another relevant point is the involvement of children. They must learn to open their hearts and break the ice and feel how deeply and beautifully one can find solace with nature even in the midst of an urban life.

I planted tomatoes once and along with my family members, I tended to the plants. However, the crop wasn’t bumper but still we loved tending to it and the desperate wait for that little green raw thing to become a full grown red tomato soon was awesome. Try doing such things, you will never forget or regret!
(Real pic of our tomato plant)

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9 comments:

  1. True Ankita, togetherness takes you to glory whatever the endeavor may be.Nice writeup.

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    1. Hi Rudraprayaga

      Thanks a lot! I am happy you liked it :)

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  2. I read a similar article from another blogger and I will say the same thing here too .. I liked my next door neighbours rule , when they all go out as family they make sure only one of them carries a phone rest are left behind ..

    and then on sundays they all go for a Dance lesson .. do one activitiy a week together all of them .. I liked that

    Bikram's

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    1. Hi Bikram

      yes, that is a good idea! being together cures many emotional problems as well, it is very necessary :)

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  3. That was lovely. Togetherness is so important now.. since we all are connected to each other sooo much virtually that the real human presence is hardly there..

    Loved Bikram's neighbours rule.. leave the phone behind and carry one for emergency. Makes perfect sense.

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    1. Hi Anila
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      Thanks a lot! yes, too much virtual and little -personal is making all of us dull and delusional.

      yes, really!

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  4. Beautiful message and togetherness is something everyone needed and I am so interesting in such activities! Planting and gardening is a wonderful initiation, and perhaps already exists, and hopefully will work out at large.

    Love the video! Well written Ankita

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  5. Nature and Neighbours - great idea!!

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