The grass looks very green today – on both sides of the fence; the sky blue, with fluffy white clouds. The birds sing along their merry way to look for their next worm – and we sit and gaze at the screens of our laptop, or iPad, or iPhone, engrossed in the world within – which is actually without.
When we are gazing at these said screens, we are perhaps communicating with friends, or updating our own online presence – very important tasks indeed! Many of us also study online, or using online materials, which is useful too. These screens are very important in our lives.
There is a joy, however, in feeling the grass under our feet; in running with the wind blowing in one’s hair; in playing football or cricket in the park with friends. There is, after all, a need for balance – the world within the www can be explored, but we must remember to also keep in touch with the world outside – the trees, the grass, and the physical presence of friends and relatives. Only then will we be complete human beings to ourselves.