Friday, October 26, 2007

November Rain...Well, Almost

Well does life get any better
More yesterday than today
How I thought the sun would shine tomorrow
But it rained . . .

One of Parikrama’s most famous songs…But It Rained…Came to mind since it has been raining in Bangalore everyday for the last 10 days…and it is just 5 more days to November…not a time when one would expect rains here…but it rained.

The thing about rain at this time of the year is that it is cold…chilling to the bone…not the nice kind that comes after four blazing months of an Indian Summer and refreshes you…this one is like holding onto a cold steel rail (borrowing the phrase from Pink Floyd…I think it has a nice ring to it)…when the frigid drops lash your face it is as if you were being stung by ice. It almost hurts…

But then because it hurts, because it is so insanely cold, it makes you thankful for warmth…in any form – a lonely blanket to keep you company in a lonely house, a pair of arms you can run into, or just warm words at midnight as you savour a cup of hot milk after being drenched to the bone…it makes you feel good about having a place to call home and come back to, the freedom to make cocoa at midnight and family and friends (who are as nocturnal as you) to warm up a cold night…it is as the Japanese say – one kind word can warm three winter months – you appreciate it all so much more.

Even as I write, there is a familiar pitter-patter outside…I know it is cold…but I am feeling warm already. Because it rained…

4 Thinkers Pondered:

ShAkE Inc. said...

"Rain, Rain...go away" is what I feel sometimes these days in Bang!. Such intermittent bouts of rain can frustrate a frequent traveler like me to no end. But then every event has its +side(s). And more than often, the rain now makes me cuddle up at my home & watch those shiny translucent drops strike the window pane furiously. Amidst this,a cuppa of hot tea in hand and Johnny Cash crooning in background. WOW! heavenly...

Anupama Kondayya said...

Hey Shake Inc.,

You make the rains sound so good...I think I will try that next time...cuddling up with a cup of tea at home...only thing is I might replace Johnny Cash with the rain itself...just listen to the raindrops (I have to confess they are really musical if one is quiet enough)...thanks for the comment!

Vinni said...

u could say that about rain, its fun to get drenched. but the song is about kidnappings in kashmir. a more appropriate song for this would have been, "rain drops keep falling on my head" or even "barish ho rahi hai" by anu malik! ha ha ha ha ha!

Sowmya said...

We go through life with this "anti incumbency" instinct... when it is winter, you want warmth, during summer, you wish it to rain, when it rains, you wish it to stop raining, and when it stops raining, you wish it to start raining... thats life..