Nature

Updated: Sep 13

​Were you ever curious about the inception of Nature? Would you like to read one fictional interpretation of it?


“Nature” by R. S. Chintalapati tells the story of Nature from a theological point-of-view with Gods and mortals intertwined in the tale of the magnificent habitat.

 
Cover Photo by Pankaj Tottada

Desiring descendants, the almighty Sol approached God to plead for a grandchild. Respecting his noble request, God gifted one of Sol’s daughters a child whom he named Nature. Gifted to Gaia, Nature was not only beautiful but was capable of being home to living creatures.


After a few years in her existence, Nature realised her powers and pleaded God to add meaning to her life by gifting her beings. Heeding her request, God gifted her many creations of whom mortals were given their own form.


Nature cared for all creations equally. She gave them what they desired and sometimes more than what they desired too. In return, most creations were eternally grateful and proclaimed her their mother. A few mortals even started worshipping Nature as soon as they realised her compassion, kindness, and powers.


Over time, most ​mortals started evolving which in turn made them try their best to extend their mortality while other creations met their natural conclusions. Neither did Nature intervene to stop the mortals nor did she help the other creations from falling prey to time.


Along with the desire to live a long life, most mortals sought comfort during their existence. This built greed within them that never perished no matter how much they have earned. Over time, mortals divided amongst themselves and sought superiority over everyone who was not one of them.


They fought wars and built empires while exploiting resources from Mother Nature. Next to power was the madness for richness. As time passed by, mortals craved for richness so much so that they even scaled their mother’s offerings based on it.


Both these unquenchable desires ensured that mortals continued exploiting Nature over centuries until one day these very mortals realised that if they did not act to save their mother, it would be the end of their existence. This led to the search of other homes rather than understand their failings and change accordingly.


Even today, mortals continue to exploit their own mother who serves them every day due to her unending love while providing them with a home.

 

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Credits

This contribution is edited by Sreekar Ayyagari & photographed by Pankaj Tottada.

 

Product

This fable is available as paperback & ebook.




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