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April 01, 2008

RAIN!--like it or hate it??

Its raining here today...a slight drizzle and its enough to make me happy... mom says the reason i love the rains soo much might be because im a 'june baby'... though my friends curse it for cancelling plans and making them stay indoors, urs truly will never be the one to crib or make a fuss when its pouring...infact im most happy to make plans in such weather (much to the irritation of my prim and proper friends who dont want to get their attires spoilt or hair wet *rolls her eyes*)...so im usually left either alone to play in the rain :( (at the risk of appearing like a mad fool)...
somehow irrespective or whether im outdoors or within the confines of my room,the rains always get me happy...

i agree it sometimes does more than just fine in getting along with them bitter-sweet memories of yesteryears...but then maybe im just another nostalgic fool trying to go back into the past with every small reason i can get hold of...sigh!!
the sound of the raindrops hitting the window panes...
the smell of the fresh earth...
nature at its best...
curling up with a novel and a mug of hot coffee...
standing at the window and watching the rains and getting a few drops come in through the half open shutter...
eating half burnt pakodas without cursing ur cooking skills :-/...(sigh! the rains can make anything feel good)...
the getting drenched in the rain and getting yelled at for behaving like a kid...
and if ur lucky u get to catch a cold or viral fever wch'll grant u leave from work and keep u snug in bed for a coupla days :p (ok ok! im not crazy..hmpf!!)

thats why i love the rains....they just bring that pleasant feeling all around...

well sometimes it does bring about not-so-pleasant feelings too... like the horrible floods due to heavy rains that mumbai experienced back in july 2005 (26th to be precise)...that had got me cursing the rain and at that point in time, i was worried like hell for close ones and the news bulletin and stuff kept freaking me out! :(

and why go soo much in the past, recently our 'solitaire' experienced a bad time due to the rains wch got her apartment flooded and hence slackened her internet hours and contact with us :(

but thankfully everything has been sorted now...and we lovee the rains once again :D just hope it never scares people like that again :-/

they say that when ur away from the people u love,u miss them most when its raining...i dunno is it true? or is it just the ambiance which makes u think that way? the lightening...the cool breeze...the heavens crying...and the nostalgia!!
but sometimes missing someone can get a smile on ur face too isnt it?? missing someone means thinking about them and thinking about ppl u love often gets a smile on ur face...and the tear in the eye dosent matter much...
so why blame the poor rains?? we should be blaming the heart instead...shouldent we?

bad or good...bitter or sweet...i guess the rains definitely make memories come alive.......but how we respond to them is entirely up to us :)

knock knock!! any such memories there?? :)
would love to hear ur tryst with nostalgia catalysed by the rainman up there...
so give me one memory or reason or fact (brought about by this beautiful weather)that ull always cherish and love the rains for? it could be anything...a person...a memory...a feeling...ur 'mood' colour...
and for those who hate the rains (hear solitaire! :P), i wanna know ur reaction too... will post up all ur responses in my next post...so watch the space!


to end with, here is a beautiful marathi song to suit the mood of the post..its from one of my fav albums 'gaarva' by milind ingle love it especially for the prelude... my apologies for not attempting to interpret the piece to those who dont understand the language because i believe i wouldent be able to do justice to the song...:)
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cheers!!

31 comments:

vEENs said...

ahhh rain! I don't knw.. maybe I have mixed feelings about it.

Well I have so many memories of rain.. and nice ones..but one..it was more of a wish.. and it came true :)) and it holds special till date.. coz nothing beats that :D

it was when i was in BLore..with the whole family and a dunmb sissy...whose dumbness i loved at that instant :))
we all went to sme mall and bought stuff.. came back to uncles home..and whoops..sissy remembers she forgot the beautiful ear-ring she bought in the store :-|
after a lot of bashing and callingnames.. i say ok.. i will go with unncle to get it. Uncle in his bike with me..and guess what it starts to RAIN... ummm! wow!!!!!

my all time wish was this..totally...to be on a bike..riding..and rain ...and speed and...wow!!!!!!!!

just then i had the most nicest of time...and i would lov to do it again ;) bas bike wala mil jaaye :-\

whose ready to take me along!!!

thats my favoritest memory of rain..there are many more...well...later :))


errrrr!!!!!!!! NOW I WANT TO DO THAT AGAIN NOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

:-|
NOW!

have a nice rainy week ahead girl :))

Lena said...

i love rains.. it is not because of this nostalgia feeling (which is there too) but because it makes me feel like i belong to this world.
I can walk in the rain for hours and dont care about clothes and hair getting wet. Because there can not be the better feeling than a touch of rain drops on your face.
Or when it rains i can just sit at the window and watch it for hours thinking about the past, the present, the future. And really missing some special people. I dont know why is it like that that you miss them most when it rains. Maybe because the rain makes you feel comfortable and you want to share all this comfort with someone you love and care about? Or maybe because of this whole nostalgia thing - when the sweetest memories, the ones you so carefully put aside on other days, are brought into foreground.
When i was 11 i was in some camp for kids and it was raining almost all 3 weeks i have been there and i remember every day me and 2 more friends running around barfoot and the adults trying to catch us and bring under some roof to make sure we dont get cold.
I remember the feeling of joy and satisfaction we all got that we couldnt be caught. And all the fun about it.
And i remember the cup of hot tea when we finally got into house. And even the smell of it.
Maybe this childhood experience made me fall in love with rains forever :)
Maybe not... who knows?

Ankur said...

**they say that when ur away from the people u love,u miss them most when its raining...i dunno

i know... u do... a lot :)
u miss mamma ke haath ke pakode and the cup of tea... u miss talkin with ur sister in the rain, and when it is heavy u miss gettin wet in the rain... u miss sitting with ur dad and watchin the rain and talkin abt how this rain will affect us.. :D
u miss all tat and yes... u miss someone else too, if u hv :)


**is it true? or is it just the ambiance which makes u think that way?

its a combination of both!!!
for us, ppl from jaipur or rajasthan rain is like heaven... we see it few times a yr only, may be here u see a lot of it... so i guess the ambiance makes it more beautiful...


**the lightening...the cool breeze...the heavens crying...and the nostalgia!!

and i love to drive in it.. my bike.. for hours.. gettin wet... car i dont like coz there is no fun driving it during rain unless u dont want to get wet!! :P

and i still remember once it was so heavily lightening that we were so scared... so so scared... hehee

**but sometimes missing someone can get a smile on ur face too isnt it?? missing someone means thinking about them and thinking about ppl u love often gets a smile on ur face...and the tear in the eye dosent matter much...

yes... i m smiling now.. as i remember all of them, thanks pri, u made this day memorable :)

**so why blame the poor rains??
we should be blaming the heart instead...shouldent we?

if all this time u were talkin abt the heart wala part... then i guess yes we do, and then we take our phones out or sit with our lappy again... and see wat can be done... talk to chat or cam... watever the best we feel!!! :)

**bad or good...bitter or sweet...i guess the rains definitely make memories come alive.......but how we respond to them is entirely up to us :)

no memories are bitter... :)
and yes.. i do have a lot.. lot of them.. once we came back home and we saw our whole house was like flooded... like Solitaires' :P
:P

coz the drainage was blocked..
:P
:P

all the carpets and everything was wet... and it was very funny... sometimes we leave the window open and... :P
:P

Rain is all so lovely...

and i cant understand the song pri... but i remember


Teen ki chat par jab.. motiyon sa jal barse..


Cheers Pri!!!
:)

Thnxxx n Enjoy!!!

Ankur said...

oh Pri.. its all so nostalgic...

and i m working.. :( :(

The 'Mad' Orchid said...

Firtly y did u ask 'like'??? it should be love.......aah i love it..there r quite a many incidents...i just love rainssss neways...for instance yesterday al of a sudden it strted to pour...was enjoying...thn 'bitter' as u said..26th my budday mumbai suffered so badly n on 26th jul 06 here in kolkata it was one big helluva time..i had two papers and suddnely out of nowhr it started to rains..n there went my new budday dress..phoooooshhhh bt who cares i let down my hair n was enjoying..dwn while i was enjoying gettin wet i heard somethng pleasing to my ear; it was someone who said prolly god is crying coz its lost one of its angel... :)
and then I always hve this dream to get all the way get widly drenched and last all the way....the thunderstorms scares me off my breath..bt sometimes think this b the situation n be with my man :0 and could just hold me tite ans snuggle rite into his warm arms..wow rains n rains..love it totallyyyyy....wish it rains again here today as well :)

Sam said...

loads!!
starting from splasing around in teh rain as a kid to actually running in office attire at 11pm just because it was feeling good...
done loadsa crazy stuff...

Solitaire said...

Aha! Solitaire hates the rains...but temporarily.

As a child, I used to love the rains. That was the best time for me to study (memorize). As soon as it would start raining, I would start learning things by heart at a quick pace. :)

Then as a college student, I began to love the atmosphere, just like you do. The darkness, sounds, coolness...But I think I liked it because in Gujjuland, rains were so far few in between.

Now in the United States, it rains A LOT, especially in the spring. And I hate how my hair looks yuck by the time I reach work. And to top it all, these floods made my life totally miserable..and still are. :(

freesherry said...

hey!
I am sherry and I have started a picture deication thread an my blog
someone has dedicated a picture and a message to you at
http://sherryrowl.blogspot.com/2008/03/say-it-with-pictures.html

your dedicator is waiting for your reply
take care

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CM-Chap said...

I love to watch rain... with a hot cup of tea & snakc sitting in my room near the windows :-)

Yeah I knw sometimes rain is too much.. I expernced the July 26th incident in Mumbai... Infact I wrote a post on my experiences of it

Endevourme said...

garwaa???...but but u speak zulu right? lol
btw i love all seasons..every season has its own speciality..i love to get a thick blanket and sleep when its raining hehe :D

Chakoli said...

Hmmmm...
I love rain but not that "khich-pich" after that...

if its drizzling and sitting on a window side with chai....just perfect evening .....

La vida Loca said...

i hate rain

Vrijilesh said...

Ah.. though I do not like to get drenched in the rain much, I do enjoy the nice atmosphere that it creates.

In the student days, it was cuddling up in bed with some hot chai and pakodas watching TV or reading a Sherlock Holmes novel for the umpteenth time.

These days its cuddling up under the blanket with wifey and doing u know what!

Keshi said...

I love a drizzle...like I said before, the sound of raindrops reminds me of a sad memory...


Keshi.

divya said...

sweetheart how about an ice cream in the rain with me :P thats something i love the most :) (choco flavor)

Vandita said...

OMG OMG pri how much i love u for writing this post...
"they say that when ur away from the people u love,u miss them most when its raining...i dunno is it true?"
yes absolutely...it always happens to me and i never knew it was said as well...i believe it.
abt my rain thoughts..i love rain and the four words in your post that made me jump and smile:
rain + happy + mumbai + marathi
now tell me if u can make sense of it :P
PS: ive never heard the song but ive been told its lovely so thanks to u im gonna hear it just now.

Vandita said...

i heard the song... not that i could understand a word but it was nice to hear...
hey tell me aint the tune the same as "chuimui si tum lagti ho" again by milind ingle??

Princess said...

hi pri,

I'm quite the same like you..when it comes to Rain.. read my posts related to rain here...

much luv,
-Aiz.

Pri said...

@ all
this is requesting all to be a lil more specific as ur comments are going to be posted up in my next post as ur reactions to the rains...

@ vands
yess it does have the same tune as 'chuimui si tum'...guess milind ingle copied himself :p
i love the prelude of this song...and im sure u going to ask that 'someone' to interpret it for u :D

@ la vida loca
i wish u could be a lil more specific...like say why :(

@ divs
anytime divs..rain or no rain :p

The 'Mad' Orchid said...

That way this way...I love rains...n just love them :) i so wanna pull down my hair n get crazily wet n dance in tips n taps of the rain splashing n plattering here n there...
More specific chahiye kya ??? :D lemme know ;)

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

Awesome Post
I absolutely love the rain... it is just so....... romantic :-)

Wrote this a long time ago... could interest you :-)
http://raajii.blogspot.com/2007/10/late-nights-rain.html

Chriz said...

its raining babies in my neighbourhood.. 8 women, 8 kids.... and awready three newly married couple ready for the next adventure.. diff sort of rain here

Rambler said...

it rained heavily last night here.. and its been a lovely morning so far to wake up to. You're right, rain is just too good

Nirmal's Blog said...

rains it true good season....
but i love rain only when i m in kerala....i was only ther once or twice but taht was grt..'

in mumbai i dont njoy much....as here u cant have sweet fragnace of rain....and not at all romantic...

utopia said...

the rains and I have had a strange relationship. :-) Actually too much of the rains depresses me. I remember Pune, Bombay and even Calcutta and nostalgia reigns supreme.
But that ways I like Dilli cos if one thing one can be sure of is that the sun is always gonna be out hehehe!
thanks for that other link you sent. Take care.

Standbymind said...

I love rains...
the drops of water..
the new greeen color of trees and plants when rains...the breeze...
the smell...
:)

abhishek khanna said...

rain rain go away.. little johny wants to play...
bachpan mein mummy khelne nahi deti thi jab barish hoti thi tab

Vandita said...

i dont think im gonna ask him ... maybe someday ...

Mez said...

Rains, bike, bf, long drive, bliss!!

Scribbler said...

I know I'm late but here's exactly what I wanna say

http://scribblezpad.blogspot.com/2008/03/paper-flotilla.html

keep it rollin;)