Nature Is Effortlessly Perfect
The sky is beautiful without trying to be;
so are trees, mountains, the sea.
They do what needs to be done
without trying to impress anyone.
Does the sun shines to give warmth?
No; it just shines.
Do trees grow fruit to benefit anyone?
No; bearing fruit is their nature.
Does the mountain stand tall
while saying “look how tall I am?”
It doesn’t even care
whether it’s tall or not.
When the sea is polluted with chemicals,
the water doesn’t complaint.
When cement is poured over the ground,
the earth feels no anger.
Why are they so peaceful
when things go “wrong?”
Why are humans clouded with emotion,
while nature is effortlessly perfect?
“Of course, they aren’t human beings!”
is a reflexive answer that leads nowhere.
There is so much that can be learned from them,
even though they have no intention to teach.
December 24, 2020