I was yearning for a rainy weekend this monsoon season and today was that perfect Sunday when a steady drizzle has continued since morning, prompting me to spend time in my balcony staring at the rain drops soaking up trees in our society garden while enjoying hot cup of coffee. I am no fan of gloomy overcast weather however the pluviophile in me is not complaining today.
Occasional mist of rain drops accompanied by the breeze gracing my face, feels refreshing! There is some beauty to a rainy day that makes you stop for a while and take time to look at the world around you. The sight of landscape blurred by raindrops renders the weather to look more fresh once the rain has passed, the air feel more clean. Even if you are stuck in traffic if you choose to ignore the noise of urban distractions around you and listen to the rain drops falling, they don't have any tune but it creates an ambience of sound worth listening too.
This year there have been no major instances of raging downpour that continues for few days making it difficult for people to move around in the city or commuting to work. No one loves to be confined to their home watching downpour continuously or braving flooding in the name of 'spirit of the city'. That is why I love the rains in Pune which does not bring your life to a standstill apart from the regular traffic snarls and other civic issues which every major city in our country faces.
Rainy season is a phase of transformation that changes the brown landscape of scorched earth to a vibrant green carpet laid down by the clouds, dust turned to mud. Thoughts and ideas pouring like the rain, some come out in form of words some get washed away. This happy feeling does not for long however the rain touches our soul to prepare us again to deal with the mundane chores of our day to day lives.