When I was in school, I loved the ‘rainy day offs’ ! It was such a delight to wake up early, get ready, reach school and to see the classrooms flooded with water and the teachers standing on the gate announcing kids to go back home 🙂 The sheer joy of having an entire day free was impeccable! On such days, mom would kindly bring bowls of hot maggi for all the kids in the family which was splendid to have on a chilly rainy day.Being a geek since birth, I loved coding on the age old desktop. I believe I had newly learned the ‘C’ language and was fascinated with the sea of possibilities of that black & white screen. There was something really pacifying about the sound of raindrops crashing on the window and the tiny noise of keys being pressed on the keyboard 🙂 #goodoldmemories
Well, now that I am adult-ish, I don’t really get a day off when it rains heavily. The irony of life is that I now get paid to code on rainy days and I hate every second of sitting in office when it rains! 😀 I can’t hear the sound of raindrops anymore, thanks to the sturdy windows of the development centres! Plus there are no eatables or drinks allowed to the workstation, consequence – No coffee! all I can do is imagine a cop of hot chocolate in my hand, while in reality I sit there freezing surrounded by the torturous air-conditioning.
Well, I guess that’s the way life works. So in order to enjoy the pleasure of a rainy day, I sometimes take a ‘sick leave‘ towards the end of the week to balance the emotions of life 🙂
On such days, I follow my heart and do what I used to do as a kid – wake up early, hop into a nice hot shower, make bubbles of my favourite rose shower gel and get ready for a super lazy day! I love snuggling in my cozy blanket with a hot cup of ‘adrak wali chai’ (ginger tea) & brown bread toast. The day is usually spent reading a book or watching YouTube videos and tiny cooking intervals.
Needless to say, I love rainy days and there is nothing more soothing than the smell of wet mitti (mud). These days are perfect to pause the ever rushing life and enjoy the little things that make me happy.
Cheers to the confetti of sky, may the magic grow stronger day by day!