15 April 2010

Rain



What is it about the monsoon that always evokes a warm, fuzzy feeling?
Especially the first showers that caress the eager earth. Is it the cold chill that envelops you?

Is it the staying indoors forcibly?

Is it watching the rain go pitter-patter through the windows of your home? Like a child with bewildered eyes watching the snowfall for the very first time?

Is it the hot cuppa chai that instantly energizes you?

Is it being caught unwares by a sudden downpour?

Is it being huddled together inside your cozy home with your spouse/child?

Is it having nothing to do but listening to the spalsh of water across the window panes and the swaying of trees against the wind?

Is it the cliched "smell of wet earth after the first shower"? As cliched as it may sound, that smell is truly the most enchanting fragrances ever.

I think it is all of these but mostly the smell of your childhood that fills your heart with a strange longing after every first shower. Because the smell takes you back to the days when you were so little, so carefree and so happy. The rains meant dancing - in complete carefree abandon.

It is that one smell that instantly reminds you of your childhood. The other being the smell of your mom's kitchen.

There is someting truly magical about Mother Earth when she is quenched after a long dry spell. It fills your senses and you want it to go on and on. More so because you know its so transitory. Here now, gone a second later.

20 comments:

  1. last three lines awesome.....very true.

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  2. a good post from you.. again!! do read this too.. one of my rainy day experience ..
    http://himanshu-mishra.blogspot.com/2010/05/confusion-over-conclusion.html

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  3. @Himanshu: thank u. ya i read ur post too. niice

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  4. An interesting book, a plate of hot pakodas and a cup of coffee are my rain favourites. Childhood memories- yes, could be.

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  5. @hariharan: what a deadly combo Sir!

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  6. surely rain does bring a lot of memories each year...

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  7. @prasan: yes prasan it sure does :)

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  8. @prajyot: thank you

    @Rajendra: thanks

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  9. Ahhh! The smell of rain.. beautiful. :)

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  10. @Akshay: isn't it? the most beautiful smell ever

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  11. Excitement of Rain, still in my heart and sweet memory of my chilhood attached to it so whenever it comes I always find excuse to drench myself. So my weakness is Rain. If somebody wants to give me pain he just need to lock me inside the room when it rains....nice post:)

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  12. i like rain and the smell of soil after that so i walk on the roads and make it a point to get drenched in the first shower of season. used to do it every year when i was in blore. this side of the country doesnt that much rainfall so couldnt do it last year

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    1. :) sachchi bahut maza aata hai!
      thanks for taking the time to read an older post Madhav. appreciate it

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  13. "I think it is all of these but mostly the smell of your childhood that fills your heart with a strange longing after every first shower." I was floored by this line. It was so beautiful. The entire post was so fresh; just as the rain.

    I had also written about rain once when it was pouring cats and dogs! (of course after getting drenched)
    http://mindfiction.blogspot.com/2011/05/rainy-days.html

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    1. going there NOW to read it :)
      thanks for the link.

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