The Oxford School Atlas was an inseparable part of the Geography class in our school. Looking at the colourful pictures of the continents and oceans, I used to think how big the world is! It sometimes used to create a kind of trepidation in my little mind as how we humankind, a negligible part of the big earth, is going to survive here for long. As I grew up, slowly, with the advent of time, the world shrank for me. Science and technology did it and, I understood, slowly but surely, we humans are the greatest resource of Mother Earth.
But, now as I’m more mature as a person, I do think at times about the insignificance of our existence on this planet. A diminutive of the universe, a bottomless abyss that is, the planet earth is so very vulnerable. And, we, the human beings, I find ourselves as lilliputs in front of the Brobdingnags!
Have you ever stood under the vast sky and felt it? Each time I watch a sunrise, I can feel the bliss of being smaller, the happiness of looking up to watch the heavenly objects. The moon, as it creeps above the canopy, the stars as they shine down- I enjoy my existence, of being a part of this planet, of the universe. I fly with my imagination to feel that ethereal connection, the feeling of oneness with the universe; just as the same way a single wave is to the whole ocean, I’m to the universe. I’m a functional part of this great cosmic arena, every individual is a part of this tremendous range of time and space.