Gone is the nest. I came in at 11:30 to the department having had to wash clothes this morning(had a huge bucket full of them, not having washed in four days). As usual, I came, put my bag in place, switched on the system and ran to see the little ones. And as I looked up ascending the steps, I found no nest. Both the nests were gone. I went mad - really. My mind wouldn't work. I saw two little ones(out of three) sitting near the window(which does not have an opening at all). I searched for the third one and couldn't find it at all.
I searched then for the workers who sweep and mop the department. On asking them they said they saw a snake had come near the gate, so they removed the nest. Snakes come so often in the department and the immediate reaction of people here is to kill them, not to shoo them away. So, they had removed the nest and left the little ones to fend for themselves. They didn't think the least little bit if they could fly, if they could survive.
Took the two in a basket and went out searching for the parents. Found them hovering around the area and set them out. The nice part was that the parents came and flew near them. And the little ones, opened their wings and fluttered for some distance. I saw hope in that little flutter and came away, wishing them infinite joy and a safe journey in this world, this world were we men are cruel as no other being on earth. What else could I wish for.
Lesson learnt: Man talks about humanity, but that is contained to only one's circle, one's house. I call it house because if man understood what a home is, then he wouldn't for anything destroy anothers. Man's humanity is limited, it is actually unearthly.
Exactly, what man needs to learn is not to be humane, but earthly, where he loves all beings like himself, where he feels the pain of every being like he feels his own. Till that day, this earth will continue to get destroyed.