Nature is the best philosopher as well as the best teacher, whether we learn something from it or not. A photo published on yesterday’s issue of this daily featuring new leaves sprouting from the roots of trees that have been felled at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital proves it once again. The snapshot announces the same philosophy that Percy Bysshe Shelley said by his line “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”, a famous line that often encourages us to be optimistic in life with its literal meaning: when the winter takes off leaves from trees, it also announces the forthcoming arrival of the spring, the season which gives rise to natural beauty by its warmth and favourable weather.
About a month ago, trees at the historic place were noticed to be felled down in the name of making the area ‘greener’ under a project taken to preserve the history of the War of Liberation. However, amid the mass protest, the authorities concerned had to call off the implementation of the project albeit a number of trees had already been felled down. Now, getting the first rain, sprouts are seen growing from the roots of felled trees, declaring the triumph of life over death and destruction.Nature’s existence is full of changes and perplexities, so is human life. While facing a difficult situation, we sometimes lose our hope forgetting that the clouds become the heaviest before droplets are about to flow into a new journey sparkling in its way to the seas. The world is now passing through tough times because of the coronavirus pandemic that put us in deep water. But we must not forget that the darkest hour of the night comes just before dawn. If nature can make its way to survive, why not human beings?
The pandemic will be over someday, making human being feel a sigh of relief. However, it will be impossible for humans to survive if we continue harming nature. Therefore, nurturing nature is synonymous with nurturing ourselves. So, trees of the historic Suhrawardy Udyan and other parts of our country and the planet must be allowed to grow in their own way. Humans must not destroy nature in any way; if destroyed, nature will take tougher revenge.