Hiking pic

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein


Human beings do two mistakes almost all the time : 1. They try to be immortal , knowing they all come with unknown expiry dates . 2. They choose the easiest ways to immortality !

I have seen people writing their names ( alone or with their love) on hills, walls , historical monuments, pre-historic stones , close to raw natural beauties , as if those signatures will carry their identity to the future!

During our morning walk , this weekend , I found this tree , standing alone , bearing all these scratch marks by people who scribbled on a silent life.

This tree will be there for long , carrying all the symbols that prove – how scary and weird we human beings are and how forgiving nature is!


This entry is for Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Nature

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Author: Archita

Musings about life and photography.

23 thoughts on “Nature…”

  1. Thank you very much, Indira. That’s my honor to receive a title from you. 🙂 On a side note , my brother thinks I am aging fast and then in 10 years I’ll turn to a child again ( Have you read “Ha Ja Ba Ra La” by Sukumar Roy?- he applies a theory from that book :D)
    But really , how people can be so cruel ! Yes, I love that quote.:)

  2. Beautiful photograph Archita and very wise thoughts. Soma is my Guru mai and now you are also Archita mai with lovely philosophy. You youngsters are so wise and very well informed. Nice quote.

  3. Exactly. And now when people ‘re civilized enough, they’re brutally writing on a tree. Thank you very much , Janet , for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂

  4. People have been writing on natural things forever. Just look at the caves paintings and similar things. The desire to have one’s name live on spans time. 🙂


  5. Oh the human need to make our marks. Maybe we’ll grow up someday in the mean time it makes a lovely images that yo captured beautifully. Happy Monday.

  6. How true! Standing there , I felt exactly something similar. When one human does it – it can be called mistake , but so many things written on that poor soul – absolutely arrogance and cruelty !

  7. I have never seen so much scratched into one tree before! I love your last line, about how scary and weird humans are and how forgiving nature is, very true!

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