Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Finally! Given the dismal non-starter of a monsoon last year this time, heralding in the rains a few days ago (and pleasantly early to boot) was such a welcome respite to the heat, humidity and random fretting about oh-when-will-it-rain-will-it-ever-rain.

For someone who loves the rains as much as I do, nothing can be more welcome than the wholesome cleanliness that the showers bring in. Dusty leaves on  trees crying out for a rinse just outside my windows, heat that seems to ooze out of every pore and the misery of having to step out in such scorching weather - well, they're now a thing of the past, at least for the next few months.

That gorgeous, almost edible fragrance (calling it smell just doesn't cut it) of the moist earth, the heavenly fuzzy plump peaches, deep red cherries and pink lychees flooding the local markets, fun and flirty umbrellas... the awesomeness (for lack of a better word, believe me) just doesn't end.

For those with a slightly lot more dismal viewpoint, there's flooded roads, traffic snarls, disrupted public transport systems, infection... ugh. I could go on, but I choose not to.

Go on, get out that rain wear (or maybe not; have you tried getting drenched by the sea, munching on hot lime-infused corn-on-the-cob?) and enjoy the rains! You only live once.

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