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Petrichor

Lila Khosrovian

2015

Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɨkɔər/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek,

petra, meaning ‘stone’, + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods

in Greek mythology.

Some scientists believe that humans appreciate the rain scent because

ancestors may have relied on rainy weather for survival.

 

The smell of petrichor truly does have this way of making us feel alive

and appreciate our presence of this earth,

in a very powerful and mystical way. 

I, for one, feel a very strong connexion with nature

and natural elements of all forms.

Watching plants evolve is the most incredible spectacle one could witness.

The way nature builds and destructs itself, us, and the things around us,

are concepts I comprehend on something that is close to a religious approach. Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed one says.

Plants offer a new chapter every day, with their delicate,

synchronized choreographies. 

As fine as flowers may be, fragile may leaves seem,

we keep on neglecting the nature that surrounds us,

and if we carry on destructing it, she will fight back stronger

and easily win over us.

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