Friday, March 27, 2009

Raindrops and Roses..


It rained last night, almost. the short spell of shower induced the wet-earth spell that i so love and i was lost. this has to be the first of the rain influenced posts that are due this rainy season, friends who read me for a long time now will definitely agree :) i have this strange thing with rain. it makes me happy and sad at the same time. in kolkata, yes that's where i stay, rain is associated with water logging and a bad case at that, not as bad as Mumbai though but pretty bad, i mean we are still known for it. anyway who cares at least we get a few unapproved leaves right?


Waking up to rainy days ranks among the first of the things i absolutely love. the cold cold feeling, snuggling deeper into the sheets, the pitter patter raindrops on the glass pane, is simply heavenly. days like this, i simply wear an old sweatshirt and worn out jeans and socks, pull my legs beneath me and simply blog or read a good book while dad brings in some great coffee!! sigh!! I'm already back in time it seems, even though rain has long since stopped...


Rainy days like these are a big with Samik and me. i remember once it had rained cats and dogs, and it was the last day of Samik's before he joined office. and we just had to spend that day together, yet the transport situation was real bad. but somehow Samik waded through knee deep water till my place, where i was waiting with rolled up jeans, flip flips, umbrella in hand trying to almost wade through all that water just to meet him. that day we walked almost two kilometers to Barista for coffee and it was heavenly. With freshly brewed coffee sat there, with muffins and pastries as we chatted to our hearts content, watching the city in inaction. it was in a way surreal..


Some day those were..once.. this was really early into our courtship maybe just months into our relationship.. in those days, back when i was in school... Samik would persuade me for a week and half and then id relent to meet him. so our meetings would be few and far in between. once dad went to Hyderabad for the Asian Games and i pataoed mom to the hilt and asked her for those 5 days as a gift, and those 5 days were ours and just for ours to live. we met in rain and in sun and literally so. it was hot and sultry the first 2 days and then it poured and how. dad once called me and i was nowhere near home he tells me "i just saw the tv. they are saying Kolkata is under water due to heavy rains. where are you?" and I'm like "baba im with friends in our locality it is hardly that bad!" when i was actually miles away from home and still in a much water logged area!! but it was all good fun!! :) really its getting me nostalgic here... so what happened?? well those initial months became years... and now 5 years into the relationship.. Samik is working and i'm on my way out of college.. finally life caught up on us..now its more like.."yes it happened.. once upon a time...."sigh! :)

45 comments:

yamini meduri said...

that was a nice read....so romantic..!!!

i wish i am wid ma dream boy when it drizzles....or atleast with hot coffe in ma fav coffee mug, reading Romeo n Juliet on the terrors under the unbrella....wow its great na....!!!

lovely read Phoenix..!!! n the template....its simple...i say its apt for the post..!!!

ANWESA said...

omg!!!it rained last night here too!!n ur post-mushy..soft..nostalgic..lovely.:)

Harshita said...

That was beautiful, Raka.

Hope the old days come back again... or may be u will get more happy moments so u can create another set of romantic memories.

Have a happy rainy day!

the pink orchid said...

awwwwwweeeeeeee rain rain all the way..

your last lines made me sad but nevertheless..

here is wishing you the magic - the rain..

Ria said...

aww such a romantic post gurl!!and those pics were jus perfect for this post. :)Rainy days are magical.....

Amrita~Ams said...

rain rain..come na re...raka-samik..wants to date ;)...
romantic post.. :)

Chronicwriter said...

you should have walked without the umbrella... it would have even been more romantic for you and samik

lovely song in the background.. i liked it

www.chronicwriter.com

joiedevivre said...

uff yeh romance...
mera number kab aayega???

and madem why you have stopped visitin my blog :X

americanising desi said...

i so want it to rain...
i so wanna wanna!

comfortably numb said...

yes it almost rained...slight drizzle it was n coupled with the breeze it made for the perfect weather 4 a walk with music in the air:)
ohh n btw...it hailed day b4 yesterday too...after ages too:)
I wish it always drizzles though coz d roads just get murdered here in Kol.

яノςんム said...

wow i too juz love rains..
though i have no such romantic memories. but to me rain is a feeling i juz adore.
tht cold wind and the rain drops wen touch the skin feels so heavenly as it washes away and bathes the soul.
the smell of the wet earth, those bathed birdies, the droplets on the leaves, the water logged land and wat not. i juz love getting wet in the rain..

loved the post.. :)

hitch writer said...

loved this post... breath of fresh air !

Luscious Sealed Lips said...

G HATES RAINS!
And I LOVE RAINS!

It was like a dream to walk in the rain with him. Despite him despising the idea. We walked. Ran. Had chai. And kissed. It has to be the most memorable date. Probably because I had dreamt of a date like that. :)

Five years and many more to go. Good Luck with it.

Kisses.

Dhanya said...

Hmmm... as time goes on, you start taking everything for granted... sad but true... I kind of feel bad saying this but at times I take my family for granted too! It's the same for every relationship... I guess you have to try extra hard as years pass...

A nice romantic post... gave me goosebumps ;)

Jinxed Pixie said...

awwww...so sweet...
you've been dating him since when???

MultiMenon said...

Sweeeett..Nostalgic,romantic.. Nice pics and a super cool template..Looks like my virus has got into u too.. :p

Stick to this temp,looks neat.. :)

Nikhil

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

oh my goddddd its so damn romantic. n yes its raining here too :)

Arnab Majumdar said...

Aah, the brilliant rain... such a wonderful feeling comes with it, doesn't it? It rained a little bit here too, not so much that the roads went waterlogged or anything... but it still was amazing - the chill in the air, the smell of the damp earth, the light feeling in the air that makes your heart heavy...

Of course, it would have been so much better if my stupid throat hadn't decided on this very moment to throw a tantrum and go sore, to the extent that I'm almost unable to speak... *sigh* everything really does come at a price...

bondgal_rulz said...

Awwwww.....this was such a cute post. :)

Me big on rain too. :D

Wishing you and Samik years of happiness together.:)

Cheers

Notion said...

i thought i was the only one who thought that way about rain
i guess not

Dream'R said...

that was beautiful..really touching.....i love the rainy season too u know but the memories i like best of it are of those days and days of playing football in the rain...aah...how i miss all that..bloody abu dhabi...no rain..no nothing...

really nice read girl..:-)

luv
amith

Phoenix said...

@amith

what is it with you guys and playing football in the rain in the mud!! yikess!!:P

Phoenix said...

@notion
*Same pinch* :)

Phoenix said...

@bondgal_rulz
thanks a ton!! :)

Phoenix said...

@arnab

hey did you take medicines.. sore throats are so bad.. try gargling...may help.. :)

get well soon

Phoenix said...

@preetilata

:D thanks... i so love the rains

Phoenix said...

@nikhil

yesh yesh mr nikhil

will stick to the template.. and im glad you liked it..

Phoenix said...

@punya

since class 11 :)

Phoenix said...

@dhanya

ya i agree.. you know taking things for granted is so bad.. and moreso when it is you who suffers.. its painful!!

and im so glad u liked the post! :)

Phoenix said...

@Luscious Sealed Lips

ooooo simple awesome.. sounds so romantic.. and trust me im not surprised coming from you.. its a done thing :)

thanks for the wishes :)

Phoenix said...

@hitchwriter
hehe thanks :)

Phoenix said...

@richa
thanks pal! :)

Phoenix said...

@comfortably numb
are you from kolkata too??!! :O :)

Phoenix said...

@americanising desi

oo me too.. it rained.barely and i want it to drown everything.. i want rain

Phoenix said...

@chris

you know walking umbrella is rahter good.. you know why?bcz u get to walk real close with hands around each others waste to avoid getting wet but you do anyway...:)

Phoenix said...

@amrita
yesh yesh

i want to date again.. those good old days.. :)

Phoenix said...

@ria
thanks... its really magical isnt it?

Phoenix said...

@kajal


hey dont worry for you those lines wont ever come., and dont think along those lines.. just enjoy being in love... :)

Phoenix said...

@harshi

amen!! :)

Phoenix said...

@anwesa

*same pinch*

did you miss me mera bind??

Phoenix said...

@yams

you will soon be with you dream guy and it will be special.. :)

Aditi..............:) said...

Hey babe...i am loving your posts and the way you write...more and more and more with each new post!!
I have been in relationship for 5 years with my guy before we finally got married one and a half year back...it is heavenly...those early years of courtship.....read my earlier posts and you will surely relate to them.....thanks for taking me back in my memeories .....love ya!

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Hi raka...

this one was one good post of yours where i can relate myself very well..
Infact rains have very important role in our life...
Apart from being at office, all other timjes, i dont leave even asingle chance to meet this friend of mine on raod/terrace..

Ever tried eating ice cream at the smae time??? do once..

good one..

Cheers raka...

Phoenix said...

@aditi

aww babes... im in my 5th year of relationship.. at the moment its a lil rocky.. but hell reading ur words i want to belive the best... :) thanks a ton and yea surely will read up your old posts...

wishing happy married life to you and ur hubby dearest,

will exchange notes someday soon...

love you too :) keep visiting..

Phoenix said...

@mahesh

ice creams at all times is heavenly to me.. ince cream and rains sounds pretty amazing too.. will try it... but why dont you pack some for me?? :) will be highly obliged you know :) :P