Monsoon huesViews — By Neha K Kulkarni on July 3, 2012 at 9:00 AM
It’s the pitter-patter of raindrops that lift my spirits. Every year, there are millions around who dread the monsoons but then there are millions who eagerly wait for the monsoons as well. I, obviously fall in the latter category.
For me, monsoon is a new beginning. Its God’s way of telling us, with the rains wipe out all your worries, fears and ill feelings. Embrace life with a pure heart and with new vigour. It’s a phase of rejuvenation. Learn, refresh and move on…
Come monsoons and you get to see all different colours around. The green becomes greener and the brown becomes darker. The river gushes with the rainwater and the air smells of fresh mud. Aha! BLISS!!
I follow a ritual. Every year during the first rain, I rush out to my garden and break into a random jig. The feel of the soft wet grass underneath my barefeet and the rain drops that hit my face, makes me realise how lucky I am to be in this world. A world where innocent people die everyday for not fault of theirs. It is during such moments that I believe that life indeed could never be better!
Either early morning or late evening is the best time to go for a walk or a jog. The light breeze that passes through your hair and the pretty blooms amidst the lush green expanse is simply mesmerizing. Even if you are an exercise hater, at least once try going out during these times. In no time you would be simply hooked on to it. The old exercise hater would soon be a fitness enthusiast.
Monsoon also takes one down the memory lane. Whether it’s the sight of paper boats floating in the puddles or small kids jumping in them and splashing water around, all these are sweet reminders of the times we’ve left behind. How simple was like bad then right? No worried, no rush! Just a few minutes I get to relive those moments and the feeling is priceless! These monsoons bring in a new found glow in my life. How? And why? I don’t think I can ever explain, but it’s all so magical. To sum it up all I can say is,
Monsoons come and monsoons go, but my heart always waits for that magical glow!
-Neha K Kulkarni
On the other hand, I do agree that rains lead to a lot of inconvenience as well. The roads are jammed; electricity is shut down and so on. During heavy rains it’s as if our life comes to a standstill.
But as they say, all good things come with a price tag. To enjoy the rains you have to put up with the after effects of the same. A little bit of good and little bit of bad and that’s what life’s all about, right? The shades of monsoon are just endless; each monsoon brings in more for me. With each rain, all the negativity is washed off and finally all that remains in beauty, peace and happiness.
Look! It’s raining! I’m off to dance in the rain; is anyone joining me?