We wait all year round for monsoon season…
And when the first drop of rain hits the ground,
Light chali jati hai.
But, it’s still a sight for sore eyes.
Everyone comes out to see it or peer through their windows.
People heading to their offices…
Or those in their offices, all spare a moment to savour the moment
Children go out to play in puddles.
Grown-ups try to reach their destinations without drowning.
The roads resemble swimming pools.
But, the trees look greener.
The flowers bloom a little more.
And the masses rush to more water; at Sea View!
Unafraid of the storm!
Then we go home to sit in our verandas, and celebrate the season with pakoray and chai.
The excited youngsters are warned by the adults of the house not to shower in the first rain of the season.
But we do it anyway.
Because, the sound of the rain,