In cities and towns across the globe, people watch, delightfully, as the beautiful sun sets to give way for the lone gentle moon to shine among millions of competing stars. In the morning, as well, many watch as it rises above the horizon. The system has been excellently beautified for observers.
I have always been a fan of the universe. I like to reflect about the coordination between the different systems that made up the universe. I am always amazed at this synchronization.
Have you ever wondered about the relationship between these celestial systems or bodies? Just like the living things, the stars were said to have life. They are born, they grow, and they die. It was also said that they make sounds and move from point to point.
We have the clouds that move freely in the sky from one place to another and (in some instance) provide shed from the blazing sun. I learnt in our basic science that formation of clouds is an important part of the water cycle. Through it we get rain with which we grow food to eat and survive. The generous clouds also adorn the sky in beautiful shapes and colours. For instance, it appears as white, grey and some other colours. It is just amazing.
In our ‘Thermodynamics classes, it was said that, no system is 100 percent perfect or efficient. So it is not surprising that sometimes nature itself inflict calamity on us. From hurricane and floods to devastating earth quakes; humans, animals and plants have suffered immensely in the hands of nature. I have not experienced earth quake or hurricane in my life (which I don’t pray to), but I have seen the effect as a whole community structures are wiped out as a result of super typhoon.
Scientist made us believed that some of these calamities can be minimize by doing our best to stop climate change. Others like the earthquake and the typhoons, with the use of advanced technology, prompt detection of their occurrence or movement is possible. This will help in timely evacuation.
During this year’s world environmental day, we were told to ‘Raise Our Voices, not The Sea level.’ We cannot hold dear our universe without appreciating its effort to sustain us.
Let’s appreciate this system by putting off our taps when not in use. Our lights should go off when leaving our offices, rooms or any part of our homes. Let’s print only when we need to, and let’s learn to cook what we can finish.
Of recent I read a little about Permaculture. I think it’s a great way of harnessing what nature has to offer. It emphasizes the correct usage of all part of nature. Essentially promoting a simple way of life in which the natural system of living is emphasized.
I hope, while we do the little we can to improve the state of the climate, we should also look at the beauty of the universe and enjoy the sight of the stars, the moon and the clouds. Enjoy their company as they follow you wherever you go under the sky! 🙂