THE JOURNEY OF A CANVAS

To think of it, everything on this planet, even the tiny little grains of sand have a journey & story of their own. There are treasures that need to be cherished, protected & loved.

Sadly, us humans are excellent seekers & discoverers, but fail & these days simply refuse to don the hat of a restorer, storyteller, healer or a peacemaker.

Yet another startling discovery goes on to prove that Nature is its own guardian & maybe is best undiscovered.

Latest headline in Hindustan Times, “Palaeolithic cave paintings found in corner of NCR could be among oldest” has us thinking maybe Nature is its own guardian & also best one at this job.

Archaeologists have discovered cave paintings in a rocky and forested corner of Haryana that they believe belong to the Upper Palaeolithic age, which could potentially make them one of the oldest cave arts in the country. As per reports, these findings may well change the history of Haryana. The Upper Paleolithic Age began around 40,000 years ago and lasted till around 10,000 years ago.

As much as we are thrilled to read this news, we are left to wonder what kind of treasures are we going to leave behind that out future generations will be equally thrilled & pleasantly surprised to find.

Because we barely have mountains that can be used as canvas since we keep cutting them to build hotels & roads (when city dwellers start flooding & mindlessly exploiting the beauty of hill stations). We consume the entire forest covers, sadly not for the fruits, but for palm oil, land, diamonds, construction & much more.

These cave arts an excellent discovery but an even more wonderful opportunity to reflect. Perhaps we need to ask ourselves these questions.

What we did?

What are we doing?

What should we do now?

These cave arts also bring forth a message for all of us (yes, for all of us & not just handful of nature lovers & environmentalists). We don’t need to cut open, cut down, cut through every natural resource for monetary gains. Because just like this pandemic has taught us, your money can’t always get you everything.

Simply put, you can’t put a price on Nature’s treasures. Just like these cave arts, they too are meant to be looked after, preserved, cherished & loved.

Let us protect, restore & create more green-blue treasures for our future generations, something they’d be happy not horrified to discover…

Written by Neha(Content Team).

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