It was a beautiful morning.. Mild and pleasant weather. Trees fresh from yesterdays light drizzle. Things were cool. Then suddenly there was chaos. A cat from nowhere jumped into a tree and caught a squirrel which was just looking to get close to his or her partner who was standing on the other side of the tree.
The dogs started barking, crows crowed and the shocked squirrel who saw its companion being caught kept giving sounds. My mood suddenly changed. How can nature which was so beautiful and all calm and peaceful can suddenly change into this violent killing machine in the form of a cat.
Doesn’t that cat has any heart listening to the cries of the other squirrel when it is trying to eat its partner. I tried to overpower the cat by taking my dog to the street and try to scare the cat hoping it will drop the squirrel. and it almost worked.. but since i was holding my dog it was not able to catch the cat which ran into another house.
For the next 30 mins the other squirrel kept giving sounds calling the other one.. and since unfortunately I was a human I knew the other one is never gonna come back, probably would have been food to the cat by now. So this led to the question in my heart. Why is nature so cruel? or is it cruel ?
The obvious answers that came to my mind were that’s how nature works, the survival of the fittest, its the circle of life. But honestly this didn’t even vaguely convinced the reason to be so cruel. I mean I know the cat and the squirrel has only 5 senses and it cant think like us humans mourning what they lost and so they move on..
But this again created a new question… what if they cant? what if they too go thru the same pain for years? how can we so sure? I mean you can say thats proven scientifically they cant. if its true how can we answer when a dog doesnt even eat food even if its hungry to the point of death just waiting for its owner to feed , and from my personal experience i have seen pigeons dont easily change mates .. My female pigeon refused to accept any other male when its original male partner flew off by mistake chased by crows.
The only answer I could get is even if they go thru pain, still thats part of nature. After all dont we also go thru it. so that brings me back to the original question , irrespective of humans or animals or birds. why is nature so cruel..
Then suddenly I was biten by a ant and without a hint of thinking i just killed it, and I didnt even realise I just killed something till I came back thinking about my question. then there was a shock .. what did I just do… I JUST KILLED A LIVING BEING.. what are the chances that even that ant wont be having a family … even those ants can mourn its death… and I was the reason for this..
I dont want to sound like a great thinker and give a answer. I leave to each and every human to find their own answers.. For me the only answer I got was death is inevitable truth of Nature .. so the question is only when ? So live with what is given by God and do what we have to do.. There is no time to stop and ask questions like this. After all Life and time just moves on either happy or sad .. isnt it?