6 July 2019 | Male Escort Melbourne
Have you ever walked through a forest not long after there has been a fire? Smelt the tang of the burnt undergrowth, the branches and flora?
Been aware of the stillness, the silence? The absence of bird song and butterflies and other small animals which live in the shadow of the tress and leaves.
Looked around at the grey and black colours of the charred remains, and tried to imagine what the landscape looked like before the fire?
Go back to the same place, a few months, or even a few weeks later, and you will be amazed. It hardly seems like the same place.
There will be new shoots of growth from various plants dotted around the forest floor. New life sprouting with verdant shoots of green. The fauna will be gradually making a comeback, repossessing the areas which the fire burned away.
The landscape will be a mixture of green and grey and black; quite a striking contrast. And, what’s more, the animals are making a comeback. Intermittent bird song; birds perched on the branches above the parched earth. Butterflies, dragonflies and other insects all fluttering and drifting in the breeze.
No more silence, instead there are plenty of signs of life anew. The forest is coming back to life, recovering from the trauma of the fire.
The cycle of life has continued. New is replacing old.
To me, the effects of a forest fire is a great analogy for life.
Sometimes we need to cast away the old and look for the new. We need to take stock of where we are in our lives, think how complacent we have become with our everyday existence. Realise that we can achieve the ambitions that we set out for ourselves when we were younger. These ambitions might have involved travel, or further study, or changing jobs and doing what we really wanted to do.
In short, sometimes we need to rejuvenate ourselves. It doesn’t have to be all once and, like the regrowth and rejuvenation after a forest fire, we can do this step by step.
Take some time to contemplate where you are in your life. Family, job/career and socially. Are you doing what you really want? Or are you simply riding along with the flow of life? And do you have unrealised, achievable ambitions which you may have forgotten about?
We all know the cliché about how time flies, well sometimes it seems it really does! You only have to think back where your last ten years went and then imagine your next ten.
Although as fast or as slow as life seems to be, it can always be even better with some reinvigoration and rejuvenation.
So, is now the time to reinvigorate and rejuvenate yourself?