Ecstatic. Delighted. Thrilled.
First showers of RAIN!!!
Sharan and I, simultaneously but individually believe that now that ‘They’ are here, the world will be a happy place again!
A month back.
‘Ma, rains are here!’
‘Its May’ (says without even looking at me)
‘Red FM says rains will b here by May end.’
Silence. Ok I get the point. I am over excited. Ok I AM!!!!!
Today. Out to take my mark sheet from school.
‘I wish it rains!’
An hour later. With friends at ‘Masala Chai’. ‘i would love to watch the rain from here and have a hot cup of tea.’
Few hours later. It smells like rain. I am crossing CBD in my friends car. I remember him. Ankur. ‘I wish he is back from Siddhivinayak.’ Think again…I don’t think he will. Take a chance. I call. He is back. YES!!!
Few minutes later. Waiting near his building. Anxious to see him. Don’t know why though. It starts to rain. Estatic! He is here. Delighted. He looks amazing. Thrilled.
Minutes later. Trying to persuade my friends that I am capable of taking my bike (MY new BIKE) from the Kharghar station to my place. (my bike was parked there). Its raining hard now. IT’S FINALLY RAINING!!!!!!!!!
And I cant miss it. ‘I am going. Just get my cell and mark sheet till my place. PLEASE.’
Don’t wait for an answer. Can’t. I get out of the car. Oh yes….I am out. (in case you don’t know, the parking is on top of the station. I feel the rain. Drenched in a minute. I see the mountains around. Feel the breeze. I am lucky girl. I lived to see the rains!!!
Get on to my bike. Rains and my bike. My two most favourite things. I am excited. It’s the first time they meet. My bike and the rains. I got ‘her’ jus two months back!
By the time I reach home, my new WHITE jeans are red because my new RED top gives out colour! I will sue Hakoba! But I am still glad (yea even after ruining my best pair of jeans…)
Get home. My maid and mum fuss over my jeans. I go to change. By the time I am back, my friends have left. I call up to thank them.
Phew, sit in my balcony, Ankur calls. It’s his habit to call me on my happiest and saddest times!
Talk to Asmi. I am happier!
Rains are one of those times when I really like being alone. Ahh Rains! I go down for a walk. I am crossing the park in the colony. Its flooding. And there they are, those little kids. Playing in the muddy water. I want to be a kid again!(again?)
I can’t resist. I take my cell out. I HAVE to capture this day. They pose for me most willingly. Can’t you see??? Hehe
They are asking me 2 join them. I KNOW it will be fun. I think what people around will think. I give a damn…I step inside ‘The Pool of Muddiest Rain Water’…and I see my mum coming from the other side. Ok, I am out in no time (and clean). Darn. I wish I could just once play along with them. But never mind, the rains are here to stay. Hehe!
Its evening. I call my friends over for Mum’s Paani puri treat. Hmm…I AM happy today!!!
Of all the things, we DANCE!!! Music on full blast! FUN!
The sun is setting. I am on my bike again. Listening to Alvida. Today I don’t want to wear a helmet.
Its night. I go up to the window when I am in the middle of this post. Look up at the sky. See the wet road. Smell the rain. The fun has just begun….
(Official Photographer Mansi Shukla. Love the leaves!)