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The Strange Beauty Of Fickling Seasons2 min read

Wrapped in a blanket holding a steaming cup of coffee while scrolling through your social media, you enjoy the soft music playing in the background. It’s all peaceful and serene. Hey! It’s winter. Your favourite season is here. Forever feeling drowsy while never wanting to get out of a cosy blanket and always having cold, numb hands. Calming, dark night. Sleeping in late with your favourite chicken corn soup and a handful of dry fruits. Sounds perfect, no?

sunrise in winter

After a couple of weeks of sleeping in and long nights, this time of the year comes to an end as all things do. No more hot, steaming showers and boiled eggs. Rest of the seasons come by that you barely even like. But do you stop living in those? Fresh leafy scent of springs, rainfalls of summers or the tangy mangoes with lassi and aloo kay parathay or the dry, heartfelt air of autumns with its ever-changing beauty. They’re all equally missed, no?

road in autumn

You wait patiently for winter that’s not coming for a whole another year but you still enjoy the other seasons. Your love remains unchanged for cold winter nights, yet you embrace the blessings of other weathers. You keep growing and learning. You keep loving while moving forward with your life.

leaf under sunlight

Like this ever-changing cycle of seasons, our lives are based on this phenomenon too. People change with circumstances and the consequences of their choices. Their mood swings or even the situations they’re in may make them change. You meet random people at different stages of your life. At first, they’re nothing but then the bond of friendship develops and grows solid. You spend a great time with them. You share the best energy with them. It goes on until one day they silently start changing.

Nothing stays like how it was. You grow apart. You neglect each other. Both of you change.

man-walking-in-forest

Ironically, people are selfish. We only love them when they share our favourite season with us, when they make us happy, when they are there for us. Just like the fickling seasons, people change and then leave.

“Don’t throw the rose, just because you hold it from the thorns”.

When they change, accept that and love them in this. Help them grow and support them to bring the best out of them. Don’t let them go just because they decided to grow into something new. Let them feel the freedom of your love and support, and be there for them in the storm. Don’t complain, rather compliment them.

With your unconditional love and support, you’ll observe that just like winters come back every year, people do that too.

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14 thoughts on “The Strange Beauty Of Fickling Seasons2 min read

  1. Beautifully written and the photos are all stunning and really match the mood! You can’t just leave people if they change and grow, if we didn’t grow how would we improve ourselves?! 🙂

  2. Such a lovely metaphor for the various relationships we come into and out of in our lives! So very true too. People, unfortunately, can be far too fickle with others at times.

  3. You have such a wonderful way with words and metaphors. It’s kind of sad when you think about it how people change based on moods and drift apart, how people are selfish and only value you by what you value them? But it’s true isn’t it. I started to think that maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be your’e friends with people for a certain time and they’re good for that season of your life and then things change and you move on and new people come in your life. When you think about it, the worlds too big to stay friends with the same small circle all your life, get out there and meet new people as you change and grow!

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  4. This is a truly thought provoking post. If people don’t change, life will become too predictable and boring. As we grow, we evolve and so do others. Change adds spice to life – that’s what gives us new experiences 🙂

  5. This is such a thoughtful and well thought out post. When I make friends, I make them for a lifetime. I think it’s important to let people evolve into who they are going to be. I need to share this post with a friend who moved recently. She has been having trouble making friends because she don’t feel like she has anything in common with anyone there. I think there is a common ground in everyone if we just look for it.

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