Being born in India is a huge advantage when it comes to seasons. The country witnesses six seasons per year, giving the residents ample number of options to choose their favourite one. My favourite season depends upon the definition of it. It was said by Gary Zukav, “The coming and going of seasons give us more than the spring times, summers, autumn, and winters of our lives.
It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain.” I also believe in the same philosophy. I have different favourite seasons depending on whether it talks about the climatic conditions, or social or personal conditions.
When I have to choose on the basis on the basis of the climate which suits my mood the best, it lies somewhere in between autumn and spring. When a season is defined in social terms, my favourite one is when I am with the people I adore, in best of circumstances.
Autumn and spring
Out of the six seasons, I chose the almost end of autumn and the beginning of spring. Autumn, when all trees become barren, no green grass can be seen, empty trees with no chirping birds, to say it collectively, there is dullness all around. Spring when the flowers bloom again, the birds sing like they are dancing out of joy, there is green grass, insects and animals can be seen enjoying the new season, and it feels to be full of life.
The autumn I relate to the gloomy days of our lives, when there are problems we aren’t able to sort. That is a phase of life no one can avoid. It feels as if it can not get worse. But, when the times pass we realize that not everything is permanent.
The spring like it puts life into the nature, the happiness around us fills our lives with bright colours. It is said that the darker the night is, the brighter the day will feel. Similarly, the the joy of spring is in witnessing the gloom of the autumn.
Why I choose both?
I believe in a life where struggle is a must. Without working hard, no success can taste sweet. This leads me to like the two seasons- autumn and spring. The harder you work, the more you will value the achievement. The more problems and gloom you face, the more you will boost up your morale.
That is why I like to witness both autumn and spring. Without having shed the old cover, nothing new can be formed. The trees without shedding their leaves will not grow and be greener. The grass without being pulled off will not be at its best again.
So, for making one’s life worth living and full of life, both gloom and happiness have to be met with. Like birds sing after the storm, so should we. The autumn in our lives is to make us realise the importance of the spring. It is the way of nature to teach us to value what we have. So, spring and autumn are my favourite seasons.
My favourite seasons also include all festival times and the academic holidays. Being away from your family is the worst feeling that a person can feel. Missing your parents, siblings, the joy and the atmosphere of the place, is one of the hardest feelings for a human being. It gets worse when one has not been able to live with the family since his childhood.
I have been in a hostel since I was 10 years old. This has been the hardest thing to do for me and for my parents as well. My favourite social season is when I get to be with my family and friends. No matter what the climate is, the joy of being with them is out of bounds.
It is my favourite time of the year not because I want to celebrate the festivals, but because I can spend time with the people I want to spend time with. It does not depend on whether its summer or winters, this is my favourite time of the year. It is the time when we forget all our problems and live in the moment. It is like the spring in our lives.
I chose to write both on the climatic season and the social season because I feel both of these are almost the same when it comes to the feeling. The social seasons are not affected by the climatic seasons, but it happens vice versa. One misses being with dear ones when in joy and in sorrow.
The ultimate joy of the climatic season can not be taken until our mind is at peace and ready to celebrate the coming of a new season. There can be no meaning to autumn, if one is not able to shed of the old defects and accept the new improvements.
Thus, it is very much important for all beings to realise the actions of nature and learn from it. If both my favourite category of seasons are in balance, life would be better. These are my favourite seasons because I am ready to accept the flaws and she’d them like the autumn.
I am ready to be the new and better spring, while keeping my family at par. I would like to end with a quote from Susan Orlean. It goes as, “every corny thing that is said about living with nature- being in harmony with the earth, feeling the cycle of seasons, happens to be true.”