Whenever you are in office and it rains, you instinctively walk up to the window and just look at it....just see the heavens pouring down. It makes you feel good, sometimes melancholy and sometimes it makes you feel like a coffee, pakoda and a good book! (S**** the work!)
You wake up in the morning and it is raining you pull the comforter closer increase the speed of the ceiling fan and yearn for a moment or two in that half sleepy state listening to the sound of the rains. It is the same sound that has the power to wake you up in the dead of the night and make you stumble away from your bed and peer into the darkness smelling the serenity and wetness! You get out of the theatre after a movie and you find it is raining and you have not parked the car in the theatre car park! You merrily walk to the car enjoying (if it is not raining buckets, of course! But how many times does it rain buckets in this city of ours?!!) the rain and humming the tune of a particularly catchy song from the movie!
You are sitting in a restaurant and it begins to pour, I mean in buckets now! You have to leave and get somewhere. You curse and yet you laugh and giggle! You wonder how the hell you are going to get out of there! Then somebody's jacket, someone's chunri, someone's umbrella, someone's laptop bag or a pair of hands overhead take more people than can fit under the shelter, to the car. (If it is a two wheeler, who cares! You are getting drenched anyways!!) You huddle under the quasi shelter, closer to your mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, kid, friend, whoever and the rain washes away the inhibitions and troubles! You laugh and jump and splash and run and dive into the car still smiling and wiping water off!!
I guess these rains, they just make you feel renewed, fresh, clean, happy....Its just nice!! :)
Disclaimer: This is a post coming on the first anniversary of an unfortunate deluge in Mumbai. These thoughts are purely about a normal monsoon and any catastrophe of the sort that was experienced last year is a thing to be sorry about....