After being away busy minding their own business, it’s time for all the clouds to congregate for an annual celebration. Like old friends meeting after a long time, they hug each other tightly. As the entire atmosphere charges up with warm camaraderie, special lighting effects are introduced into the celebrations which are greeted with thundering applause! The clouds are ecstatic, their euphoria knows no bounds. To share this beautiful feeling with us, they create a million drops and send them our way.
Those pristine little bundles of joy speed down excitedly.
They turn the slanted rays from the sun into a dreamy arch of colors.
They fall on a serene lake hidden away in the mountains creating ripples to announce their joyous arrival.
They become one with the desert sand to hear the stories hidden in every grain traveled over wind from place to place.
They create a splash in the mud pool inviting the kid nearby to revel in creating many more splashes.
They find a place to rest in the arms of leaves.
They turn white with excitement as they look forward to meet the tall mountains.
They idly slide down a window, adding a unique flavor to the chai being sipped on the other side.
Falling on eye glasses, they transform a mundane scene into a splattering of colorful blobs.
Each splits into many smaller drops as they fall on the dried blades of a grass to start painting them back to green.
They kiss a cheek and stir a well of emotions.
They meet the ocean as if returning back home after a long journey.
Over the years as we grow up, we seem to lose the childhood fascination about these drops, about rain. It turns into a magic trick which we study so much that it loses its charm. So when it rained a few weeks back, I pretended as if everything above was true. Leaving behind the umbrellas and jackets I simply walked in the rain for some time. Truth be told, initially I was shivering in the cold winds that accompanied the drops but eventually I was happy to be a part of that celebration once again, happy to pretend that I still didn’t know how the magic trick worked. And that was magical indeed!