Perhaps you have heard of it earlier. The term was coined as an example of a hurricane being caused by the flapping of a butterfly’s wings...........They call it ............... The Butterfly effect.
It was 4.00 am when the bell rang. Nudged by his wife, he rose to collect the call. As he lifted the receiver he heard the loud sobs. Was it a bad dream, or was this for real. Little did the caller realize the time, for it was: 8.30 am :Canberra-Australia. We are pleased when Domino No 5 falls. But not so happy when Domino No 99 falls.To put it simply, every action has its consequences….. and sometimes even inaction facilitates a consequence. Let the idea sink in, unless you want to be victim of this effect
They were neighbors at their very own El-Dorado. Her husband and he were good friends. They met every other evening for a draught of chilled beer. The weather was perpetually hot, and the drink was a refreshing way to start the evening. A watch of the belly dance and then both homeward. This was their routine for a decade. The families grew bigger and older with time..... And then she took the call. It is these small decisions, the actions we barely take notice of that we should give thought to of their future ramifications. But it is worth noting the effects of their action.
She insisted they move to Canberra. Her best friend and colleagues were there. She was informed of the lifestyle, the wide expanse of green, and the ever pleasant weather. Actions done at the time with little thought given beyond the moment that developed into something for which ‘Hurricane’ would be an appropriate analogy.
When they next met at the Pub and on being told of their plans, he asked them of his aged parents. Who would tend to them? The best solution to a problem is the one that averts the problem to begin with.
In response he was told he had a commitment to his kids. Here education was nothing much to speak of. Canberra was their future. And he ended by saying when the time comes he would migrate his parents too. So that worry ticked off. Nobody can predict the future with accuracy. Only Time can Tell.
They moved to Canberra after which communication ceased. They were busy settling at their new abode. Houses kept changing until they found one they liked. This was nearer to a township with Indian migrants. They felt at home amidst their own in a strange land. Events occur that are not within our control, that are directly related to the choices we make.
His Father died while his Mother lives in solitude. Avoidance isn't an option unless you plan to leave the room...and No one wants to leave the room before time.
Another decade went by and then the bomb fell. Their only son walked out on them. Shell shocked. Never knew the what or why of it. He walked out of home with a new man friend. Wanted to lead life on his terms and have nothing of them. Actions produce results… that’s the nature of life… reaction is definite. Sometimes we don't see the problem until it falls right on top of us.. and then of course it is too late..
She could think of no one to turn to at this hour and then she called. It was 4.00 am…….Just a reminder that our decisions can sometimes cascade like a Domino effect ...or as they say .......... the Butterfly effect.