IF WINTER COMES CAN SPRING BE FAR BEHIND
It is horribly chilly throughout the winter in the west. Roads blocked by several feet of frozen snow paralyze traffic. Temperature reaching below freezing point even in Shimla and Srinagar in India stops water supply. Markets are closed for days together. Sometimes even electric supply is affected. Coal is to be stored. Hell is let loose on the earth. Death moves its cold fingers round the old and the poor. The dance of pain and suffering continues day after day week after week.
The season takes a turn. Numbing cold gives way to cool atmosphere. Snow starts melting. Spring arrives. Beautiful flowers bloom on trees. Green lawns come out of the clusters of snow and invite the young and old alike to enjoy the freshness of the atmosphere. Nature sheds away the hoary white and grows young again. The almighty plays the game every year. Beautiful spring follows dreary cold.
So is true in the life of man. Time comes when he has to face difficulties. One may lose one’s job. Another may part with his property. A businessman may suffer heavy losses. The whole city may be devastated in storms and floods. The whole nation, like Japan in the last war, may feel humiliation. It is the winter of their lives. But it is always followed by the spring of hope. Efforts pay the man finds a better job business flourishes and the nation tops the world in art, culture and production. Who will refute the saying ‘if winter comes can spring be far behind’? none!