People go through malls to admire the beautiful architecture but on their way, they ignore the beautiful works of nature. See how people flood Dubai to check out a huge aquarium?
Nobody notices the Hibiscus, or the little flowers around the environment.
As a child back then i notice the blue and white cloud in the sky that fades here and there. The people who see don’t see much.
The combination of colours from everywhere about the environment was natural. The people who see don’t see much.
Remember going out in the bush to hunt and again seeing tiny green leaves with pink-red flowers.
I don’t know if they’re still there but back then I seemed to be the only one who noticed them. I remember wondering how the rainbow is been formed in the cloud and the colour it comprises of, while looking up. But I guess many “who see don’t see much”.
I later developed a neck problem from staring up at the stars too much at night through my window.
Nature is that captivating! But I guess many “who see don’t see much”.
Remember the days of hunting and catching insects at the field, I would go for a walk in the bushes and take pictures of grasshoppers, flowers, leaves with my newly bought phone.
Every six-o-five in the evenings I would step out to watch the sunset that lasted till around six forty at the bank of the river close to my house. The people who see don’t see much.
During Geological field trips I took more photos of the moutains around us.
I usually then wondered how someone would just walk past a huge nature of mountains and not say out loud “that is beautiful!”.
How is it possible to walk for hours through a forest and see nothing worthy of note?
How come the people who see don’t see much?
It would be too bad if a few seconds to dying one realizes they actually haven’t seen much.
Here is my question for you: how was your childhood memories about natures?
Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka
University of Benin