Rain – An appreciation

Some people feel the rain, others just get wet. The origin of this famous quote is uncertain but it is mostly certain that rain brings emotion. All of us enjoy the scent of rain when the first droplets hit dry earth. That soothing earthly scent even has a name – ‘Petrichor’. It makes you feel that the world is alive when dark clouds are hovering around, electricity goes out, and you have nothing else to do except to hear the rain and thunder.

I am a ‘Pluviophile’ (a lover of rain;someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days) It just seems so perfect as it also rhymes with ‘Bibliophile’. So many books… Unending, unyielding books! Come monsoon, and you curl up on your bed, or sit next to a window with a cup of hot beverage, watching rains, hear the pitter-patter of it as it strikes your window sills, and you know that you are going to read. Endlessly! Without a reason or care in the world. Sound of rain is relaxing, it is a lullaby, and it puts you to a comfortable sleep instantly. I feel we are in harmony whenever our mood matches that of nature. When you are sad, nature is sad alongside you. It seems to understand you and reciprocate.

Rain brings back memory, mostly innocent memories that involve one’s childhood. Like the time at school on a rainy Saturday, my siblings and I decided to walk back home in a raising rain and were completely drenched when we got home. To our surprise, our parents didn’t react much and kind of ignored it. Once at college, when everyone was hesitating to walk in the rain and were waiting for it to slow down, I took the first step, waved to my mates and many of us walked in the rain together, shedding inhibitions. It was pure bliss! Rain renews everything it touches.

Why don’t you put your headphone on and try – http://www.rainymood.com/ . As they say there, Rain makes everything better.

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