Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Mom's words!

We have all been talking about the crisis in Japan. Sometimes the thoughts in your head just stay there......don't you think?  Sadness, confusion, despair, anger, empathy, fear.....and so much more!!

Today, I want to share parts of an email my mom sent my brother and me about the recent tragedy in Japan. I know I am moving away from the usual topics I blog about...but this is an exception. My mom too will be surprised by this post, as she has no idea that I am quoting her today. Her concerns, as a mother and a human being, have been eloquently put into words in an email to me.

My mom's email.....

"The trauma that Japan has been growing through is certainly very very distressing. May be it is a wake up call for the world and the people in general and we must all sit up and think. Modern technological advances are all very exciting and good for our comfort, but at what expense? The ecological balance is going awry. The life and food chain is disrupted, the world after all is not just for humans but for other species as well. Besides we are all getting more and more adept at tampering with nature's way. It is also time we all woke up and realised that energy is limited and we must all start conserving it.....be it oil, coal, electricity, water and minerals. Indiscriminate mining, drilling, felling of trees....and so much more. I am worried. Not so much about myself, but the world that you all have to live in. So please do your bit. Looking after the world that we live in is not the responsibility of others or a government. We all need to contribute. I am saying this with all seriousness and this is not just an emotional advice. I think I must begin with my family.

Not for a moment, am I suggesting that nature can be controlled or tamed. There will be earthquakes, Tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, typhoons, floods, etc etc, but let us not over stretch and exploit what we do not understand fully. The repercussions can be horrendous......"

So these are simply a mom's words to her kids. She is merely looking out for her family!  However, when you think about it........if we all take a tiny step in the right direction we might be able to do some good!


Image : Pic taken by me in Bali

14 comments:

Sudha said...

i would love to have aunty share her ideas on my green blog..love to have her write for me L:)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your mom has some great advice, and obviously cares about her family. Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower. I'm off to see more of you posts. Have a great week.

Madison said...

Wow, I really enjoyed your post. Your mother is a wise woman. Thank you for visiting my blog...Your newest follower.
Madison
My Meddling Mind

Victoria said...

That's a wonderful email and no, we can't control nature but we can control whether these horrific acts of nature can have a good or bad influence on us. Sounds like your mom is saying let's try to find something good in something so horrible...you have a good mom:)

Miss Sandra said...

Your mom is oh so right! A better world begin with us all...children of this most amazing earth. Thank you for sharing your mother's words with us.
Sandra

michelle said...

Your mom said it perfectly! There is something that we all can do no matter how large or small but something does need to be done.

Thank you so much visiting me and following along, your blog is beautiful and I am following you as well. :)

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

It was great to read this email/ post- so heartfelt and true!

Verde Farm said...

What a wise woman your mother is. I think she is so right on and no truer words could a mom share. Thank you for sharing with us!!

purplehomes said...

what a lovely letter. Mums always give the most valuable advice so effortlessly. She is so right. each one needs to do their bit.

Anpu said...

Poignant words. And it is so true. Thanks for sharing

Shalini said...

Mausi said it so beautifully, Yes, we must start doing our bit, however small it might be.

Patricia Torres said...

aaawww... so so beautiful... so well said.. precise.. and true!! Like an absolute 'mom'... nothing can replace them.. and their word of advice.. I love the fact that you've shared this.. and will share it with Sims tomorrow morning... Wonderful.. Anu!!

Shanthi said...

Wonderful that you shared this with us. Such insight into the reality around us. Love to all the moms.

GB said...

Such a beautifully thought out email! We really do need to take care of mother earth in our own small ways.

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