It rained this morning. In Mumbai it only rains between June and September. Deadening, depressing, gloomy rain.

But today was a cloudy, cloudy day when I left home. Dark clouds blotting out the over-hot sun that turns a Mumbai morning from morning-sun-pleasant to god-its-hot HOT. Dark clouds are supposed to be foreboding of doom, aren’t they? Somehow I like cloudy days, especially cloudy mornings. I hate the rains though.

Cloudy mornings are almost like the heaviness that has come to a peak and will crash any minute and you’re standing at the very edge of it, ready to fall with it, gloriously, deliriously into restful, submissive darkness. Isn’t that weird now?

It only rained for a few minutes. Enough to make the roads damp and turn the weather sticky. But the sun is out now, joyously bright. There’s sunlight on the dirty puddles, reflecting off so bright, it’s virtually blinding the drivers and passers-by in a gleeful

Look!!!!! I’m here! It’s morning! We’re all alive!!

Very much joyful. I love the weather today.

6 thoughts on “Weird Weather Day”
  1. I love the weather too. Only that where I stay and work, as far as I can see rght now,there’s silence in the air and a heaviness of the clouds above till they merge into the faintly visible, bluish gray ends of the creek.
    Am waiting for the sun to break through…

  2. I’m staring out the window and watching the snowflakes drift like travellers that have maybe lost their paths. Or perhaps, simply decided to meander because they don’t know where they’re headed yet… These thoughts are depressing because they mirror my own tumultous feelings…
    But then you talk about such blissful weather and I can close my eyes and almost feel the hot, heavy and yet refreshing mumbai rain splattering on my face and I feel better. Almost peaceful.
    Thankyou.

  3. It only rained for a few minutes. Enough to make the roads damp and turn the weather sticky

    It only rained for a few minutes. Enough to make soemonearbit go to Worli Seaface to soak in the rain, have a hot cup of tea by the sea and enjoy the lovely morning. Monday mornings never felt nicer

  4. @ Shreyasi: I recognize the picture. I don’t know what place you’re exactly in but somehow I know the image it evokes. Looks like it decided to stay that way a little longer since its gone back to being cloudy now.

    @ Wiseling: Actually your description of snowflakes drifting aimlessly was very….heart-warming. Isn’t that odd now? I’ve never seen snow so I liked the picture you described. And I’m glad you liked mine.

    @ Someonearbit: On a Monday morning? I love your spirit, girl!

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