I had one of the most wonderful experiences this weekend. One that I want to freeze in time so that it never grows old, never fades.
After a long wait I enjoyed my first monsoon shower…and the settiing was just perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a better layout. There I was swinging merrily on a giganttic swing in a lavish verandah, my eyes closed, the cool cool breeze bringing in mild showers from the beautiful rain outside…the exotic smell of wet earth filling my senses, and the lush greenery totally enveloping me in a fragrant embrace!!!!! WOWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!
To make the picture complete, I was with some of my closest family people…who, for a change, I happen to really like and have a good time with. Growing up in a nuclear family I never really knew the little joys of a joint family, of cousins, and aunts and uncles. I was so completely unaware of these things that I never even missed them, coz I had never known them. Now I have a large family, we still have our own nuclear set-ups in different cities, yet are so closely knit through the unconditional love that my husband and his brothers share between them that the distances don’t stand a chance.
Coming back to my beautiful rainy afternoon. While I sat on the swing and soaked in the freshness, I could hear voices of the three brothers and my sister-in-law chatting away happily, my neices sitting on my either side humming in their baby voices. Their voices mingled with the sound of rain added to the peaceful picture and gave me a feeling so intense that it gave me goose bumps. I felt a strong gush of completness for being a part of such a loving family.
Now I’m back to Mumbai and am sitting in an air conditioned room becuase the rain Gods have still not bestowed their blessing upon us 😦 But everytime I close my eyes I am taken back to that amazing moment in time…that perfect moment that I have frozen forever.