Flash Post 114!
“Button, come and see the intricate patterns this peepul tree has created on the walls of this abandoned house somewhere near Kalyan!”
“Its’s exquisite. And see how the roots have entered through the door as if it’s going to taken possession of the house.”
“You’re right. I didn’t think of it that way till you mentioned it. I often notice trees whenever the family goes on long drives and some of the older trees and the intricate structure it seems to have formed over the years astound me. I have even imagined human and animal figures in the way the thinner lower trunks have conjoined and taken shape. It’s simply fascinating.”
“It’s a shame when trees as old as these are hacked down to make way for more high rises and malls.”
“Trees lend character to roads, cities. They house birds and provide shelter to the tired traveller from the sun and rain. They bind soil from erosion and have hundreds of other uses. By cutting down more and more trees everyday, we are changing the ecology of this planet. And that’s why the earthquakes!”
“But most importantly, they too feel the pain when they are hacked down. When will humans see sense!”