I feel fortunate to have been brought up in a house delved deep inside a village, surrounded by sheets of green farms and fields. A few hours of electricity alternating between day time hours for one week and night time hours for the other left me with ample hours to spend outdoors! This time would usually go into long walks along rice fields, or watching surgarcane chopped and bundled in fields, or hours spent gardening, which reminds me why I like spotting and naming common plants and trees. Time spent watching birds was like a therapy to stay connected to nature and acknowledge beauty in diversity. Nature has the power to lift mood and days, and growing up in the blanket of countryside just makes me feel closer to it.