Monday, May 05, 2008

Occlude !

I noticed it a month ago.

It was not so much visible then, but then I notice very minute things too…

It was one day I was coming from the diner that I noticed the green patch and a few flowers in them. I took a mild look thinking that it was some kind of wild plant.

I took a closer look, as it was growing in an impossible place….right in front of our classrooms with the concrete pathway running parallel to it; a place where it is impossible for a plant to survive.

After a week I suddenly noticed two tiny fruits, and the plant itself creeping wider and I took a closer look at the fruit and realized that it was edible watermelon. There was nothing else around that area to be called vegetation.
Around the melon plant the earth was dry and barren.
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It must have sprouted from a seed, left over by a bird’s food or accidently fallen by a passerby who was eating a melon piece. He must have tried to chew up the seed.

I noticed it growing everyday, noticed the size of the melon swelling and the colour of the fruits changing from dark green to a mild silver-streaked light green shade, as the case with ripening fruits.
The length of the fruits were transforming to more round day by day and I took some pics.
It was about to ripen !!!
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Yesterday, it was gone…lock, stock and barrel.

Bothe fruits and even the plant were gone.

Some one plucked the half ripe fruit and didn’t even bother to leave the plant alone to grow; the whole plant was plucked out with out a trace.

That’s too cruel, isn’t it?

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Current music is "I have a dream"

53 comments:

Rose said...

PREPOSTEROUS !!!!

..Me

meetu said...

hey jac , we humans are a ueless creatures ....we dont even bother to pay our gratitude to our beautiful mother nature , she has always given us and never expected anything in return , this indifference of ours is manifested in global warming and other natural fury.....its high time now ......man never learns and he will never learn till he die ....man is the biggest blunder of nature .

VIDYA said...

That was the only green thing in the whole area and now even that is gone.
They neednt say thank you to the plant, but they could have left it alive to produce more fruits for more hungry ppl.

... could the plant have withered away and died due to some other reason,. ?

Othersideblue said...

I also believe in angels :)

the song is a favorite i enjoy listening sang by ABBA first.


Yes a watermelon plant is picked carelessly; and because of the oil and greed the children and innocent peolpe are getting killed savagely.



The world would be a much better place to live if all were as kind and good hearted as you.

Janice Thomson said...

How sad indeed.
Perhaps a very poor person who needed food took them and the plant too hoping it would produce again.
It is a good lesson in 'here today, gone tomorrow' isn't it Jac.
There is nothing more fulfilling or beautiful than to watch a plant grow and mature. Alas many die after bearing some kind of fruit, vegetable or seed. So many lessons our daily life offers...

priya said...

Oh boy sad indeed..

Gazza said...

Very strange it grew in the first place,maybe someone was watering it?seeds do pass through animals and germinate maybe?

Jac said...

@rose
I think that it is an understatement !!!

Thank you kalyani.

Jac said...

@meet
It is long time and I miss you here.

Your comment is most sensible and has beautifully explained the status we are in.

Thank you meet and I hope that you will visit often.

Jac said...

@Twinkle
No, I checked the roots and it is clear that someone has just pulled it out.
Thanks for the feed back twinkle.

Jac said...

@othersideblue
Happy to know that you liked the song and thanks for the feed back on it

Yes, human race itself is in a way changing and your words written as comment here shows that there are a few exceptions to it.

Thank you so much for the nice compliment.

magiceye said...

well just hope that somone has taken it out to replant and nurture further..

Seemu said...

O how mean! Poor plant! After all the struggle it took to grow...

Thank you so much for your visit to my blog :)

Your blog is amazing! Will visit regularly now on...

kat said...

Rotters!

You are playing on of my favourite songs, jac.

Jac said...

@janice
Yes, it is so bad. But if it was done by poor person, then I don't mind as it will not be killed for ever.
I saw it growing in front of me everyday and I see the bare space !!!

Thank you for the solidarity.

samrina said...

So sad n depressing...

Lovely song besides .. :)

Take care dear

Aurora Antonovic said...

Strange and sad indeed.

Reading this post was quite the experience while listening to your selected music. You always seem to choose something that enhances whatever you've written, Jac.

TESSIE | മഞ്ഞുതുള്ളി said...

that was sad... but someone must have been real hungry... OR real greedy ;-)...

lovely pic...

Walker said...

Ah but you see it all about nature.
Man may pluck the lfe out of the ground but Mother Nature will not go away and sprout a new life in some other barren oasis then one day a forest will be there.

Mahi said...

oh that's so sad:(...wonder who did that!

i've always loved this song, btw!

zzz-writer said...

JAC
Somehow, what i am most touched by is the resilience of the plant to grow. if someone took it (may be a very hungry animal or a very angry sweeper)for whatever reasons, one may never know. it is coincidental but you may find my post interesting in your post's context. and yes the translation is there too.
bbye for now

meetu said...

jac are u there on orkut?

Dotm said...

Hi Jac,
Tried to post earlier but my comp kept freezing up.
I hope it is now growing in someones garden and removing didn`t kill the plant. They aren`t good plants for transplanting once they are already producing fruit.

I hope God helps plant something more to bring new life into that area.

DeLi said...

yes, so cruel and what makes it even more sad is that it happens everywhere and frequently

Midsummerprism said...

I have some pretty colorful words to say to that person who plucked out the poor plant...

buuuuut...

I think it would be best to keep those words to myself!

There is an abundance of people like that over here as well:<

Anali said...

It was beautiful that fruit could grow where it seemed impossible to grow. So I'll look at it as something good and that there will be green there again.

Lubna said...

Hello
I totally vouch for Anali's comments. Yes, it is sad that someone uprooted the plant, but there is hope for some greenery again. Perhaps you can spinkle some seeds and see.
Cheers
Lubna

rohit said...

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
What a clever writing style you have. I really like the way you described your not-so-loved items, and the slideshow was brillo. I saw Mud's slideshow yesterday with the spotty tights, and loved that, too.

adi said...

yes
it is
and it happens everyday around us
be it to plants, animals, even young girls
but then what is the 'animal' here...

Nea said...

I find something like this terribly sad.........probably because I believe that things that are trying to survive, especially those in difficult circumstances should be nurtured. I love growing things, and nature, so this story just about made me cry. I have nursed the sorryest looking plants back to life. And this was a healthy triving plant. I would love to ask that person, WHAT WERE YOU thinking, what in the world was this plant hurting. Isn't something green far better to look at than just a patch of dirt? Some people!!!!!

Jac said...

@priya
Thanks.

Jac said...

@magic

I hope and I hope

Jac said...

@seemu

I don’t think that you can be regular in my blog as I am a most irregular person concerning my blog.

Thanks. Do come again !

Jac said...

@kat
That makes two !!!

Jac said...

@samrina

Thanks dear !

Jac said...

@aurora

You do flatter me and as usual I am flattered :))

Jac said...

@tessie

Thanks.

Jac said...

@walker

Very aptly commneted buddy.

Jac said...

@mahi
Thanks you so much for the comment.

Jac said...

@zzz
I think you are right, I just went through your post :)

Thanks for the feed back.

Jac said...

@meet

No, I am not on any social networking.

Jac said...

@dot
I would be delighted if it is growing some where, though I doubt it very much.
As you said, they are not good for transpalanting.

Thanks you dot.

Jac said...

@deli
Thank you so much for the feed back in solidarity.

Mahi said...

why no new posts, jac?

Jac said...

@midsummerprism
Welcome to the window to my soul. You remind me of one of my regular readers :)
Are you ????

nyways welcome here and I will be in your blog soon.

Jac said...

@anali
I hope that too and keep my fingers crossed.
Thanks anali.

Jac said...

@lubna
I will do that, lubna :)
Thanks and cheers back to you.

Jac said...

@rohit
Welcome to my window to my soul.
Thanks for the compliments.

Jac said...

@adi
Yes, adi ! and we watch all this with out raising a finger.

People are becoming selfcentered more and more !!

Jac said...

@nea
Your comment makes me recall an article sometime back in the internet about ancient carpenters in Indian continent who practised a ritual of asking permission from the tree as well as from who ever uses the tree (like birds and animals) before axing any tree.

The planet would have been greener and healthy if only human realise the consequences.

Jac said...

@mahi
May be you will read my reply only after reading my post.

Thanks for the feed back, little geet :)

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Life always finds a way and this plant is one such example!Pity it had such a fate though...

Jac said...

@sameera
Yes, so tue.

Thanks.