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Dedicated to Environmental Showers

"When the rain washes you clean you'll know"
"The rain poured torrents of sorrows"
”Rain! Whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains”
”Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings
abundance to drive away the hunger.”
”I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain; What a wonderful feeling, I'm happy again"
"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain
sing you a lullaby.”
”Like a welcome summer rain, humour may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Into each life some rain must fall.”

RAINS!! and it feels awesome! I am energetic, enthusiastic. A heady combination of Rainy weather (no rains now, but cloudy, cool, etc) saturday off tomorrow, and possibilities of an eventful weekend have made my mood pretty good. the type of weather when I can tackle any job with gusto and get it done :D

However, the weekend plan for Daman (made last night) got cancelled today. Well, daman seems damned for me. It shall be some other place i think about next time.

Which brings me on to last evenening. Yesterday evening went out to dinner with a freind, and in the middle of spicy biryani I was candidly told that he was suffering from a relapse of malaria. well, it was a tough situation. What do you do? He is told by doc not to have spicy food, and here he was tucking away at...well! and then driving back hom we got thoroughly wet in the rains, had some tea on a roadside stall. Went home and to the terrace directly. Got more wet :) I was soaked to the bone by the end of it :)

And thus coming back to rains. Rains somehow manage to make me feel better. Especially the morning after rain.

Like I tried to summarise in the lines quoted above, I fel rains have magical powers. Perhaps coming from a place where rains are a usual occurence, my liking for them is even more.

In Indian thinking, rains are known to bring up, uncover and clear away troubles. They are supposed to literally and figuratively "wash away" troubles, as well as the dirt hiding them. This si the time you will face all the problems you can think of, and also the time they will solve. And that is what i am seeing again, this yr.

The first rains always have something nice about them The magical feel of cool waters from the heavens after a tough and difficult summers is what is needed. It is an apology and a blessing from nature.

There have been quite a few things brought to the fore, days have been sad, but at the same time, there have been things everyday which have made me feel happy. thus giving me two conflicting feelings at the same time. There have been instances of sadness all around me, and instances of happiness. Instances where someone has been lifted from doldrums and instances where soemone has been cast into them.

I came to know of 5 ppl dying, 2 break offs, 1 new affair, 2 new and better jobs, illness at home, problems at work, success at work, unexpected gifts, new learnings, ... an informative week.

Rains! Such emotions they evoke. So passionate yet cleansing they are. Rains. Euphoric. Calming. PAssionate. Introspective. Rains.
Rains, mirroring me. It couldnt have rained more strategically in Ahmedabad. Perhaps I know them personally.

PS - i would love to be at home also, curled up in bed with loud music and a nice book. All cut off from the world. Yet, being in office is also nice :) Yes, colleagues are also all enthusiastic ;)

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
24th Jun, 2005 09:23 (UTC)
awesome post!
i think this should rate as one of the best posts that you have come up with in recent memory. i love the evocative imagery used and the sheer delight and wonder that you seem to be happily stricken with. This time you have stolen the thunder(no pun intended!) and left me the rains.. But i am not complaining, for me a walk in the rain or even watching the rain is the most uplifting event that can happen in a day. As you already said, its like the rain actually washes my troubled mind, clean and sprinkles little grey clouds of happiness like talcum powder over me and leaves an aroma along with it.... As i always say.. into each life some rain must fall!!.
24th Jun, 2005 13:20 (UTC)
Re: awesome post!
thanks sash...i actually felt like writing after a long time, and i guess that showed. (unlike the past few times when i had an idea but not the impulse to write)

Somehow the hindi word "barish" for rains also somehow says "banish" ill thoughts. :)

And sash....why, Why, WHY TALCUM POWDER? and that too with aroma.
24th Jun, 2005 09:36 (UTC)
Yes D, its lovely outside...and it tempts me not to look at my comp screen but outside... :)...but alas..!!u know my boss sits just behind me!!! :(
And yes...u forgot to mention coffee!! Rains outside...no office..a nice book...and a steaming cup of coffee!! :)
24th Jun, 2005 09:59 (UTC)
now i wonder which will go better...Andhra Filter coffee, Irish coffee or some exotic blend (from Mocha ro such place)
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