Rainy days are fun. Rain brings in happiness when watched from a dry and safe place. Its fun to get all wet and enjoy the natural shower once in a while. The climate that a rain sets in as if the nature has turned off the air conditioning for the whole city. Some rainy nights we get to sleep to the sound of water pouring out. Most romantic books describes rainy days to be a romantic time between the lovers, even most movies portraits the rainy days as fun, the time the lovers get drenched in rain and make out.
Actually the rainy days are fun, if you don’t need to get to work that day! the cosy climate makes you sleep in for long. If you are fortunate enough to get your food ready by someone then you are lucky. It can be a cosy lazy day. Its even more fun when you are at your parents on a rainy day. My mom makes delicious hot snacks to go with the hot cup of coffee on a rainy day. Sitting on the couch, seeing the rain pouring out, sipping a hot coffee and eating hot snacks is a special feeling. I do miss those times now.
Rain on a working day is not that fun anyway. Have to get to office in that rainy anyway. Maybe an hour or two late. If you don’t have a car and using a public transport or riding a motor cycle to work then its so hard getting to office itself, and the awful traffic on roads due to rain. At some situations you get wet in rain and the clothes are wet. With those wet clothes we have to sit in the air conditioned room for hours shivering and concentrating on work. Rain will mostly spoil your lunch plans as you don’t want to get out in rain to grab lunch. You have just reach office but you are already worried about getting home safe in rain. Rain comes with some sort of practical difficulty nowadays.
In a country like India where rains damages the roads and the roads are flooded with rain water, you sometimes have to walk trough the water to get to places. In the same time we need rain to solve the existing water problems. We all talk about how the rain water gets wasted on roads during the rainy season but never care to set up the rain water harvesting in our own houses before the rain arrives. We don’t learn the lessons that rains teach us each year. Both our government and us needs to get serious on saving the rain water.
We do expect rains in the dry summer days expecting to get a relief from the hot sun, but when we get them during the rainy season we are not much concerned. We need rains to full our water reserves for our farming and for us to have an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. It huge time India starts being serious with rain water harvesting and plant more trees for more rains.
Rainy romantic days are fun in books and in movies. Rain is really fun when we watch it from a distance, when we are safe and dry. Rain is fun to get in to and get all drenched and play in all natural shower. The smell of the rain hitting the dry soil is really refreshing. The cool climate that a rain brings in a such an experience, the fully cleaned city and the refreshing greener city that the rains leaves behind is worth it all the time.