Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Summer Rain

Sun shows its fury forming mirages all around. The terrain gets parched and dusty. Suddenly the azure sky turns dark and heavy downpour follows. The redolence of parched earth absorbing water fills the air. Every drop of water that falls on the concrete walls gets evaporated. Birds perch on to every available shade trying to evade the huge rain drops. Petals of the drooping flowers on getting moistened pop up. Rain water from the roof tops converge to form small streams and meander through the space available between the plants in the garden.


However all this doesn’t last long. The blue sky comes back, as if the sun has chased away the dark clouds. The streams that were once flowing ferociously die out. Birds come out the shades chirruping merrily. By now the rain has washed away all the dust on the leaves. Everything around us looks green giving a mystic pleasure to our eyes. Crystalline rain drops drip from the leaf tips and flower petals. The droplets on the tip of the grass shine like diamonds spread on a green velvet. A beautiful rainbow appears across the blue sky amidst the white clouds.


In a day’s time everything slips back to the original state. Dust accumulates on the leaves, land becomes parched. Flowers droop under the scorching sun. Chirruping of the birds sound like a melancholy strain.


Some people are like this short burst of summer rain. They come into our lives out of nowhere; and make our life merrier and joyful. And then just disappear into nowhere leaving back some memories.

Friday, March 19, 2010

When the unexpected happened !!!

"A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes" - Mark Twain

So very true, isn't it. Something that we always longed to have when finally becomes true it looks so very unexpected. We nurture ourselves in such a way that when we know that what we wish to have in life is difficult to achieve, we make ourselves believe that we dont wish such a thing.

One fine day out of the blue our wish becomes true. We then start day dreaming, forgeting the very fact that it was something that we never expected to happen. We start building a hypothetical life around the wish. It grows and keeps on growing like cobwebs. Finally it becomes so enormously big that we never come out of that.

God then plays the cruel joke. Everything that we built around the wish starts falling apart. We are back to square one.

Then there would be questions that keep haunting us. What is it that we have done wrong ? Is it that we stopped being pragmatic or is that our efforts weren't sincere enough to make the dreams become true. Who is to be blamed here? A tough call indeed.