Dear Readers, you may notice the dates of the Blog do not match the Flash Post dates which are in real time. The blog was written in 2009 and saw the light of day 6 months back when my younger daughter discovered it and decided to bring it to you here.
New Versus Old | Flash Post 304

New Versus Old | Flash Post 304

Button, I guess age does this to all of us–be it humans, flora and fauna, inanimate structures, just like in the image below that I clicked of a young leaf and a dead one I found in our terrace garden this morning. Notice the fine filigree work on the dead leaf. Also notice the capillaries on the younger one which helps transport water and nutrients to the tip of every leaf via the roots of the tree or plant which is sucked up and distributed.

What happens when trees and plants don’t get their nourishment?

Exactly what would happen to us if we were starved. Our immune system would eventually become weak and we would die.

Will I also die?

Button, life and death go hand in hand. When we are born, we must also die. That’s the cycle of life.

What happens to buildings when they age?

If they are not maintained, they crumble and gradually fall down. Some old buildings grow beautiful with age and people like to keep them that way. They are known as heritage buildings. Some examples of famous heritage buildings are the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Municipal Corporation Building no, The Taj Mahal Palace and the David Sassoon Library.

I wonder why humans, animals, trees and plants wither and die with age and, yet, inanimate objects like buildings, live on as heritage sites!

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