Today it was raining in the evening. In the grocery shop, I met this lady who was cursing rain which played a spoilsport and delayed all her works. A 5 year old kid neared her and asked, "Mom, tell me why it rains". She replied by gritting her teeth, "When the sun shines, the water evaporates and now, they say its a depression in bay of bengal. Leave it chotu.. Awww, this rain.. I hate it to the core". He looked her questioningly and asked, "Sunshine, evaporation, depression, bay of bengal?? What are you saying mom?". She was irritated and then replied, "Ah, mmm, yeah the clouds are crying since it couldn't tolerate your stupidity. And chotu don't ask me these idiotic craps again". He was visually sad and tears trickled down his cheek. I was standing near them, catching the rain drops. He noticed that am smiling at him and asked, "Why it rains akka (akka means Sister in tamil)?". I saw his mom and replied, "Hey the clouds are excited after listening to your brilliant questions and these rain drops are just the kisses and hugs that the clouds are giving you". He let out out a big wow and started catching rain drops and tried kissing them too. He was all smiles when his mom dragged him out of the shop.
Rain. Isn’t it a breathtaking phenomenon? I love the rain and all its aspects. I love getting drenched in the rain, love traveling in the rain even though everybody I know seems to complain about it. Or maybe its just that the rain that is making me feel some many things. Penning down those tactual sensation in words is injustice to the phenomenon that it is actually. I have tried to capture things about rain and the sensations I get while being drenched in rain in words over and over again, only to fail pathetically. Maybe I think I wrote this post without consciousness. Yes.. The trough in Bay of Bengal resulted in heavy downpour this evening. My long time wish got granted somehow. A pleasant evening with light drizzle or heavy downpour, with a cup of hot drinking chocolate or flavored tea (preferably cardamom), reading a thrilling novel or solving a puzzle. Just Imagine how enthralling it will be. And I enjoyed them this very evening . The drizzle, roaring winds, the mild evening spatter on the window panes, the late night lightening and thunders. Wow, amazing isn't it? Each time the rain leaves me in awe. The sounds the rains bring in, the smell of the fresh mud, the way the air soothes me on a rainy night is, to me ,elysian.
Just Imagine na guys,
Holding our hand out and allowing the rain drops to osculate the palm as they move towards their ducky destination, the ground..
Standing in the rain and playing with rain drops..
The feel of the rain drops on your face..
And all the sensations experienced by the body, mind and soul, OMG its unexplainable..
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