My favourite season is the rainy season. The cool climate, the washed trees and roads and the swift spray of rain is what I love the most. Needless to say, I live in Mumbai which is famous for its monsoon. But, I also belong to Kerala where it rains almost throughout the year with the monsoon months being one of the wettest. And I love greenery all around.
I can trace most of my life events along the rainy season.
Me and the husband had traveled together to Kerala for the first time during the rains. The whole journey through the Konkan Railway was full of green mountains, waterfalls, lush green fields, rivers flowing full and serene lakes.
Both my sons were born during the monsoon. The home used to be criss-crossed with clothing lines full of baby clothes.
Standard X and graduation results in end of June as there was some strike and paper corrections were delayed.
Rainy season has also been the time for new beginnings – starting off college, my computer classes, even my jobs. I have almost always started on a new job during rainy season.
I hate it when people crib about rain and getting wet. I do not like the dirty roads and overflowing gutters. But, the rain is essential for keeping the circle of life in motion. The past couple of years have been terrible with drought. It is easy for us as we just need to open a tap and we get water. But think about the people who walk 20 km to fetch water all because of no rain and no groundwater. It is also high time we plant more trees and not allow the existing trees to be butchered. Be more conscious of the environment.
Reuse. Recycle. Reduce. Make this the mantra of life.
Lets pray for more rain and also promise to nurture the environment.
So, does that make me a pluviophile?