MAGIC OF MONSOONS

Tiffany Brar
Posted July 26, 2018 from India

Nippy air touching the chin, sky changing its colour, sudden thundering and lighting, whispering drops, crying clouds. Yes, my favourite days are back. It’s the monsoons that bless my state by stretching its hand across the land and made me to write this post also.

 Is there anyone in this world who, doesn’t like rain? Can anyone say no to a rainy day, which is a big pleasure to all our senses? Does anyone deny, the mighty drops that gives new lifetime to Earth? Would anyone stop the funny sun in playing “Hide and Seek” game with the clever clouds? Who can say no to a hot beverage to touch their taste buds, in a breezy day?

I spent most of my childhood days in the Western Ghats of Southern part of India, where rainy days are like a boon to us. Our mornings will be blessed with sparkling rainy drops and nights would be like, breezy winds singing lullaby for the people who are curled up under their bed sheets. I remember my childhood days, during the rainy days along with my friends. Rushing from my school holding my cane to my home with my friends before we get drenched, putting heavy rain coat along with school bags, singing some funny songs, stopping near to the tea shops for a hot beverage, at times playing in the rain, jumping in the muddy pools making the school shoes wait and so on….

I remember most of my time in early childhood stage in monsoons would be like, am sitting near to the door steps and our garden, feeling the cool breeze, trying to catch the rain in coffee mugs and playing, smelling the pleasing fragrance of rain till my mom calls me in. Later when I grew, in my adolescent stage my rainy days took a very dimension. It’s like whenever it raining, I started to listen to my favourite songs and drinking coffee in a mug rather than playing by filling rain droplets in the coffee mug. Now as a grown up, I started to recall and write incidents that took place in my life that gives me more memories to cherish.  Listening and enjoying the music of rain where it falls on the rooftop, reading my favourite novels, writing my experiences makes me more creative and gives me a peace of mind that I will never get from any other sources.

Can rain stretch a better bonding between two people? I can tell yes, and Let me explain how?

I had a friend from abroad, who volunteered in my organisation for a couple of months. She used to jump like a baby whenever it rains. She will dance in the rain, enjoying the first breathe of rain, screaming in amusement and dancing like a peacock. At times, she used to pull others out, make them also to get wet in the rain. She is so crazy of rain and the monsoon climate. She used to tell me, rain is the blessings from Mother Nature and we should never tell no to her blessings. You know, that monsoon season made me more close to her and knew more about her and our friendship became stronger because of her love towards rain, just like me. She is an inspiring person to everybody and very especially to me also…. I understood that rain can pile its miracle on people, no matter the place, age, background, belief, creed and gender.

I believe that “The meaning for rainy season is happiness. Mother Nature cleanses the human mind with the tiny droplets. The creativeness of the poets spread like anything, during the monsoons.   No music composers can make a music which is equal to the music of rain drops falling on the ground. All the people in the world together celebrate and enjoy this rainy season, unlike the other festivals. New faith sparkles, in the eyes of farmers.”

                                                                             It is the season that is ANTICIPATED by everyone.

                                        What else is going to heal a human mind and body, other than a pure single drop of rain?

I knew just like me, everybody will have more cherishing memories about rainy days and those who read this now will start recollecting their sweet thoughts on rainy days.

 

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Adanna
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Dear Tiffany,

I enjoyed reading your story and I love the way you describe your childhood :)

Nice one sis!

Love,
Adanna

Tiffany Brar
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Dear Adanna,
Everybody has a rainy childhood memories.. i hope you too.
just read your post on "Who wants to be a teacher in Nigeria?" understood the needs of the students and curriculum to cope their needs with qualified teachers.
Looking forward more from you..

Olutosin
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Tiffy my Tiffy, enjoy monsoon.
I remember our time together in Kerala, once it rained every day for more than a week.

Tiffany Brar
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

thanks olutosin, looking forward for more time with you...
happy days forever dear

jlanghus
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Hi Tiffany,

You have such a way with words. You make the rain seem so romantic, nourishing and replenishing, which I suppose it is really. I have to say I'm more of a sun person...ha:) Sorry to rain on your parade.... it's lovely to hear how much you enjoy your rain, though!

Tiffany Brar
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Hi Jlanghus,
sitting in the balcony , sipping hot coffee, by listening to the music of rain is just a heavenly feeling...
thanks for your supporting words and i know i am getting a positive comment from you for each of my post which makes me to share my experience more ...

jlanghus
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

It does sounds like it when you put it that way:-)

You're welcome, hon! Yes, please do....

Hope you're having a great day!

Beth Lacey
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

This is quite inspiring. I have worked with many people in India in my corporate days who saw the monsoon only as a impediment. What a wonderful way you have to enjoy it.
Beth

Tiffany Brar
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018
Stephanie Mah
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Hi Tiffany,
Thanks for sharing this nice post. I still enjoy the rain from childhood till now. you makes me remember childhood days, nice.

Tiffany Brar
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018
Tecenta Achiri
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

How nice childhood can be.. I love the way you describe your childhood

Tiffany Brar
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

Hi Tecenta, hope you also had a nice memorable childhood when it rains...
thanks for the supporting comments.

Tarke Edith
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

Dear Tiffany your childhood story is very interesting to me l also had that experience but now we are all experiencing climate change we just had to bear it sister.

Tiffany Brar
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

Dear Tarke,
yes i do agree with you tarke...but the naughty childhood memories will be the same for all of us leaving a permanent mark in our life..
Thanks for the supporting comments..
Looking forward and lots of love for you
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Tamarack Verrall
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

Dear Tiffany,
You are such a poet! Here I sit outside in summer reading WorldPulse stories, anticipating an electric storm that will soon nourish the plants and charge the air with nitrogen. How lovely to be reading about your joy of rain. You have taken me back to childhood when we would run out into the streets barefoot and dance in the rain. I look forward to reading more of your stories.

In sisterhood with a shared joy,
Tam

Tiffany Brar
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

hi tam, you are the best inspiration for me in the world pulse family for me. really excited to see your comments and the memories you had for rainy days, just like me.
your posts are really motivating and bringing full of positive energy in me..
looking for your blessings and support.....
lots of love and respect for you....

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Yes dear we all love rain and when the mother nature say yes who can say no, thank you for sharing.

Tiffany Brar
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Hi Rosylyne,
mother nature is so king and generous.
she always give what her children need...
rainy days are her best blessings.....
thanks for your comment rosy sister..
love for you

Sharon Makunura
Jul 31, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

I love the rain too! Enjoyed this Tiffany.

Tiffany Brar
Aug 01, 2018
Aug 01, 2018
Phionah Musumba
Jul 31, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

A walk in the rain. That's the best feeling ever. Thanks for such a sweet piece, Tiffany.

Tiffany Brar
Aug 01, 2018
Aug 01, 2018
Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Aug 01, 2018
Aug 01, 2018

Hello, Tiffany,

Living in a tropical country, I look forward for rainy days, too. Thank you for the beautiful imagery you wrote about monsoons and the love you discovered with it.

Thank you for sharing!

Tiffany Brar
Aug 01, 2018
Aug 01, 2018

its a real feeling of love that i have rainy days which i miss now..
i know when the next time the rain comes you will jump as a kid and listen to the music of rain...
love and prayers for you..
thanks for the comments

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Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018

Dearest Tiffany,
I have enjoyed every bit of your story. It took me back to my childhood days when i didnt have any care in the world. It reminds us that we need to loosen up abit. Life is meant to be enjoyed however complicated or tough , we need to enjoy life and create beautiful memories.
Thank you for sharing

Tiffany Brar
Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018

hi anita,
yes we are all humans and as far as i concerned everybody will have a baby mind inside them . the beast way to bring out that sleeping baby is rain ...
and i agree with your words that we have to enjoy the life at whatever the situations it may be.
love you sister and thanks for your comments..

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Bim Adegbite
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 03, 2018

You draw people in with your writing. You are a great storyteller. I wanted to read more. Whenever it rains now, I'm sure to remember this piece.
Thanks for sharing.

Tiffany Brar
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018
kyla
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 04, 2018

Hi Tiffany, thank you for sharing your memories and the way you think and feel about rain. I've never thought about rain the way you do. I can recall some special moments but now I hope I will remember some of your words whenever I experience rain, so that I can learn to enjoy it and love it like you do.

Tiffany Brar
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018

hi kyla,, as i told in my post rain always bring wonderful memories and the childhood memories in us. ,,,hope you also enjoy the rain in coming days..
have a good week ahead.

thanks for the comments

Marietta
Aug 06, 2018
Aug 06, 2018

it is like a poem

Tiffany Brar
Aug 07, 2018
Aug 07, 2018
Ndimofor Aretas
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018

Hello Tiffany,
Your story is very interesting and really brings back sweet memories of rainy days. I enjoyed the part of your bonding experience with the friend from abroad and how her love for the rain brought joy to others.
While reading your story, I remembered the time when as kids, our entire neighborhood looked like a World Cup football event during which we use to play a lot of football in the rain accompanied by a lot of fun especially because we could hardly stay upright as the ground was so slippery. The miracle about this rainy event was that scarcely did any of us get hurt or sick!... Thank you for this story. Keep Sharing :-)

Cheers.

Tiffany Brar
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018

hi ndimofor, i was quite excited to know about your experience in rainy days..
rain is always a miracle and gift from the nature..
thanks for the sharing your views ..
prayers for you.

Urmila Chanam
Oct 11, 2018
Oct 11, 2018

Dear Tiffany,

I could almost feel rain drops on my face when I read your story. I love rain and I can never say 'no' to some 'chai' on a rainy day. Rain brings back several memories from my growing up years and different phases in my life, some sweet, some igniting melancholy in my heart but none sad. I hope rain nurtures you forever and each year, monsoons sing to your soul.

Love always sister,
Urmila Chanam