13th November 2021 Dr Beena
Hello everyone😉. I was a bit busy and needed some time to finish my chores. Fine, now today’s musing is based on my conversation with a 79-year-old man. He seemed very down, and nothing seemed to cheer him up. I was curious, and he said when he reads the news on his phone (yeap, not from physical paper) he, feels sad and empty☹☹. There is nothing good about this world. Wow, I thought, he thinks as I do.
That day, I had to go to the cobbler as my shoe heels lost their soles. Does anyone of you feel irritated when you walk around with shoe heels without soles? It will be loud and attract the attention of others. Everyone will know you lost your sole😊😊. That is not something that I want any attention for☹.
But, after I mulled on that story above, I realised that when we lose our souls, none is aware of that fact. I felt that is how this world has become. The destruction of truth, equality, nature, kindness and much more fodder for our souls has happened. Yet, we seem to have not felt it. Or are we missing something here? Like the man above, is that feeling of emptiness a clue to that loss? Well, I have known people who lost their souls and outwardly seemed to be well. I felt sad how these people changed their values☹. I fear the future for the youth who would embrace these values leading to the obliteration of this world in every way.
Wow, that was a bit heavy☹. Let us now digress a bit. The above painting is from my Art classwork using acrylic paint and a kitchen scrubber. Yes, the humble cleaner😊😊. I used the scrubber to create the background, the clouds and the leaves on the tree. For the tree, I used a brush. Now, I felt elated when I finished my work as I used the unassuming scrubber😊.
Hence, there is always something that we can create😊. Just look around and, magic will begin. It is that magic that generates a joyful spark in our souls. On that note, I wish you all, a joyous soulful day. We can always try to nourish our souls in some small ways every day 😊😉.