I’m sitting on my chair, placed in the gallery of my house. Though the roof is covered, yet the view outside is gorgeous and I’m deeply engulfed from bit to bit… in the beauty which surrounds me.
It has been drizzling from the past six hours. Well, almost. And now, at the time of night when most people have gone to their warm beds, the streetlights are off and darkness prevails, I’m truly spellbound. You must be thinking that what’s so special about it.. And some of you might think, esp. those who live in west that how can drizzling or raining be a source of excitement for some one. As there, in that part of World, rainy seasons are thought as ‘gloomy seasons’.. But well, for me, the situation is a bit different. Let me explain how! Though it’s a bit difficult for me to put my feelings into words- but still- I’ll give it a try!
Now come on. Imagine. All around you is nothing but silence. You are trying to interpret what this language of silence is trying to make you understand. And then, the soft wind..as if whispering comes slowly to touch your face. It kisses you gently bringing along droplets of rain- some tiny droplets which caress your skin. You close your eyes. Take deep breathes. The scent of wet sand mystifies you. You.are.lost.
You inhale deeply, wanting to take inside, to absorb the fragrance of the roses and tulips right besides you, on the plants you have grown. Some cars pass by. The raindrops, falling on their roofs, make a soft splashing sound. You squeeze your eyes tighter. Wanting the noise to disappear. You wish the tranquility AGAIN. And here it is. Peace. Silence. Now you hear the swish of the trees as well. As they are dancing in the breeze touching and hugging each other playfully. They are happy. You can almost ‘hear’ them happy!
A distant car honk interrupts your thoughts. You distractingly open your eyes. Only to find out that the drizzling has now actually turned into a “REAL RAIN“… It’s heavily raining now. The pools on the street below are some what guessed out in the moon light. The raindrops are faster now… dropping in the pools. You stretch out your palms into the clearing. ABOVE. HIGH. Whooooooooosh! WOW! No words for what you feel.
You just have one strong desire. to.be.lost.again.
Closing your eyes, you step out into the open air……..