Gardens, why did we find it so important to create them?
From times immemorial, humans have had the habit of creating gardens, places separate from their homes and working place, with simple furniture and simple pleasures at your disposal.
Our house has a small garden filled with seasonal vegetables and flowers dotted on the sides. The blood-red rose, the golden marigold, baby pink periwinkles and the humongous guava tree overlooking it. My earliest memories are roaming through it and touching the leaves and flowers while the wind rustled my hair in the evening.
We created gardens because we wanted to create a remembrance of the connection we have with nature. We want to remember that this is what has nurtured us and it will be the one that will neuter the essence of life from us.
When the morning lark starts its songs or when the birds return to their nests, we always find ourselves drawn to gardens, these places filled with ample of greenery and refreshing breeze that take away the sorrows with us.
We run in them, we plant new life in them, we take away what we need in the form of flowers and vegetables, we sit around in them and socialize. They are our nest, the nest provided by nature and which we chose to keep around even when we have to power to create skyscrapers that touch the sky and remind us of our dream to fly high, but at the same time, to remember our roots that emanate from Mother Earth. The garden reminds us of our roots and skyscrapers remind of our dreams. When you sit in a garden, you get in touch with nature and when you look around you see skyscrapers, this is what you realize. Achieving our dreams while remembering our roots.
I had the habit of walking on the dew-kissed grass in the mornings. I had heard it is good for the eyes. Well, I can’t corroborate that, but I can sure tell its medicine for the soul.
Even in a haphazard, badly constructed colony, the chaos that ensues around, you will always find peace and tranquil in the garden in the middle of it. Why do we consciously choose to do so? Well, one reason can be because we need to maintain some green cover. The other one is even in the chaos that surrounds us, we want a place that we can look out from the window and see a place filled with peace and tranquil of the nature or bickering children running around. It is our safe place in the big, bad world. It is our little piece of sunshine when we feel the darkness of life.
That is why humans created gardens.
Abhishek Verma is a researcher in the field of deep learning and artificial intelligence. He likes to write about the logical way of self-improvement. Spurred by emotions, he also likes to write poetry. Stay in touch by joining his newsletter. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Mix.