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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rain

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..

With Love,

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39 comments:

G3 said...

Wowwwwwww.. Completely I second ur thoughts :))

Onnae onnu mattum miss panniteenga.. Thavalai satham ;)) I love it too during this rainy season :)))

vEnKy said...

I think now you have started to curse aren't ya

vEnKy said...

hey indeed rain is so essential for our survival. You are just sitting in home thats why things are all rosy for you my dear. YOu will know when you go office next year about the everglades and not so grand canyons in chennai. It is still raining now. One thing i should thank is I taking this day off and will trouble you today be there :)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Ah rain the weather we in the UK CAN'T GET RID OF.
Lovely for the gardens but not for us mortals who have Christmas shopping to do.To be honest it is quite refreshing walking in the rain but one can have too much of a good thing.
Loved your post.
Yvonne.

Anu...:) said...

I love the rain too.Yeah its a spoilsport in many cases...still the description of your evening was really so good...I wish I could also enjoy such an evening sometime! :)

Ekam said...

Wowww... i love rains. i was actually visualizing the whole scene... coffee.. rain.. evening.. novel ... wow! Its just sooo beautiful :)

BK Chowla said...

Blessed are the areas which get enough rains.

Roshmi Sinha said...

Ahh! The rains... they bring back so many memories...

Rain is most welcome in India... else we are 'done for'.

A few days back... the newspapers informed me that our 'people's representatives' in Namma Bengaluru... are thinking of imposing a 'flood tax'. On us, poor unsuspecting souls.

lostworld said...

I wholly agree ! There is no season more memorable than the rainy one :-) Love everything about it.. Getting drenched makes me soo happy..& then changing into warm clothes and getting fussed over.

RAM said...

Very true and nice blog. Brought before me those beautiful rainy moments :)

Rajlakshmi said...

Poor kid.. Glad u made him smile...

I love the rain.. Tea and pakoras.. Wow perfect way to spend time but work hardly allows me spend time wit myself. Its through ur words that i could feel it..

Beautiful post :)

Abdul said...

the thing wit rain is one need not actually write so many things.. jus say 'rain' and all the thoughts and memories come gushing down.. readin ur post i almost felt like i standing in rain..

Yellow Tulip said...

lovely sensation dear...:)...i love to swim in rain...so far tats the best moment i have in rain:)...wats urs/:)...

loved the narration there:)...i cod,nt stop wondering hw people loose the interest in all beautiful feels as they grow...:(..i mean mom... i pity her:)...

HaRy!! said...

mazhai varuthu , mazhai varuthu...koddai kondu vaaa... ama pa... i truly agree... its such a beauty outside when it rains... and well that was a goood one with the kid! :) well rasika theriyatha silar irupanga...leav it :)...oh yu shud hav seen early autumn rains!! wow !
hope to cya around


HaRy

ηανєєη said...

rainy season ruins my routine ... but i love the smell of the land soaked in rain

evanescentthoughts said...

Couldnt agree with you on this more girlie.. I loooove rain too.. And see I am back to your blog, as soon as I found some time :) Dont you think of quitting blogging EVER. Your post reminded me of my fav song - "Feel the rain on your skin. Noone else can feel it for you. Only you can let it in". I love getting drenched in rain but hate the part of getting cold/flu

pRiYaN...! said...

these are a part of the seasonal bliss...it helps in refreshing our memories and events occurred during that time...

kanagu said...

Nice post..

me too love rains very much.. :) :) as usual you have written superbly..and as you have said.. we will do injustice by describing rain.. and I am guilty of it few posts back... LOL...

but think about the poor mother.. she may have something running in her mind.. else which mother will scold her child...??

anyway loved your answer to the kid..

Shruti said...

>>G3
:O
Frogs?! I hate their croaking noises!! Thank u!

Shruti said...

>>Venky
even if i goto office, i wont curse rain!! Cos, i enjoy rain!! I accept, it plays a spoilsport, but still, i love it!

Shruti said...

>>Venky
Naah, I didn't! :D

Shruti said...

>>Yvonne
Yeah lady, with Christmas round the corner and these rains tormenting you is surely a displeasure!

Shruti said...

>>Anu
Hey, you will enjoy them after finishing engineering!

Shruti said...

>>Ekam
Yeah, they are lovely, aren't they!? Thanks sweety!

Shruti said...

>>Chowla ji
True :)

Shruti said...

>>Roshmi
Yeah, i've seen about that flood tax things! I was irritated on reading that!
Thank u!! Rains are awesome always!

Shruti said...

>>Rohitha
Yeah yeah girl!! Changing into warm dresses...ooooo!!! Superb feel :)

Shruti said...

>>Ram
Is it?! Am happy!

Shruti said...

>>Rajlakshmi
Tea and pakoras! You have a nice taste girl!! :)
Thank u!

Shruti said...

>>Abdul
Really!? Wow, am happy that i made abdul stand in rain! :D

Shruti said...

>>Nandhitha
Hey my best moment? I got drenched in a sudden downpour in summer season and I had ice cream in that rain!! Awesome sensation!! U swim in rains? Pity chennai roads aren't very clean!

Shruti said...

>>Hary
That kid was really a poor soul! Autumn rans...i wish to see them!

Shruti said...

>>Naveen
HI5, even i like that smell!

Shruti said...

>>Avada
Hey if I join company, I really cant write more i guess :( What to do :( But I will publish some posts in weekends :)

Even I hate cold n fever :(
BUt still I love rains!

Shruti said...

>>Priyan
Yeah it is :)

Shruti said...

>>Kanagu
Thank u and many thanks! Nobody could exactly write about rains! They are marvelous!

Musings of a lonely traveler said...

Oops! I missed the relishing moments of rain as it was not raining during my three days stay in Madurai, last week. Now when my wife tells me that it's raining, I started cursing my bad luck...good read Shruti :)

Shruti said...

>>Mohammed
OMG! Anna u really missed the rain...it was really soothing :)

Bala said...

A post as pleasant as the rain!! :)

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