Sunday, September 25

Rain Dance

The sky was not dismal, but generous. The wind was not a tangled beast in the woods, but an explorer. The rainbow was awaited. The quiet was gone, but who likes quiet anyway?

As my colleague and I walked in the rain to the subway station from work yesterday, and I began to tell her about my love for this weather, she turned to me in surprise to ask what it is about the rain that I liked so much.

I read somewhere that anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. Dancing in the rain is a feeling like no other. The rain, to me, brings a fresh start. It washes away what we want to forget. It brings with it a second chance. It ruined my suede boots, but I got a chance to buy new ones ;) See, chances!

Why I love the rain? Was it the rainbow? Was it my “second chances” philosophy? Was it the playfulness of the raindrops as they trickle down my face? Or was it riddance from the heat?

Having lived in the Indian heat for over seventeen years, any change from it was welcome. The end of summer in India is marked by the monsoon- we danced in the rain, made little paper boats to float in the water, ate the customary pakoras and celebrated! Monsoon is celebration. That’s what I love about the rain – it feels like celebration to me.

"Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it raining with you?”
-  Eurythmics

Raindrops are falling on my head and I’m loving it!

Harleen A.


  1. There are many reasons why i love your writing but the major reason is the purity in your words :)

  2. aaahhh.. so nicely put..simple n sweet!
    brought to mind the rain during school hours :):) n all of us together

  3. Guneev - Aww thanks! purity in my words...that's flattering!

    Shalini - I know, takes me back to the days where we'd run off to the school balcony to dance in the rain...

  4. Hahahaha leens does this whole rain blog remind u of something?

    - troy


  6. Troy - Reminds me of you yelling at me for taking you to Kensington in the rain...haha!!

    Guddu Masi - Thanks! Spent many such evening with Saba...miss you and her. Lots of love!

  7. aha true that leens....but dnt u think it is tht event tht inspired this :P
    - Troy