Friday, 28 June 2019

First Rains


As the monsoon starts, my first thought is getting wet in the first rains. My grandmother and mother always told us kids to get drenched in the first rains. They said the first rain has therapeutic benefits, not sure about the science behind it. But it is still my most vivid memory of monsoon, getting wet, playing in the rain with other children, the race of paper boats (which I still don't know how to make, so bullying my mother or brother to make them for me), all these memories are what defined my childhood.

As I witness the first rain, sitting in my 14 story office building, worrying about carrying my laptop through the downpour, the carefree, playful me in that rain is what I miss the most.

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