Mom said, “Beta, baarish mein matt bheegna, beemar padh jaogi. I would rather be careful hence I didn’t go for a walk when it began raining this evening.”
I said, “No one ever made memories being careful (by sitting at home). After all, we aren’t new-age Jules Verne.”
(Waah! Waah! *Self-pat on back for awesome comeback*)
Then I decided to amaze myself by leaving from work when it was still day and walked a few kms to get home, on the way saying hello to the beautiful sea and its waves riding high on a rainy day like today.
There are lessons for life one can learn from the sea, the waves, and the surf. Like Konkona Sen Sharma’s character in Wake Up Sid says, “iss badalti Hui duniya mein sirf ek samundar hi toh hai Jo badalta nahi.” It’s true. Fickle is fun, but not always (sorry Lavie).
I braved the heavy rain and captured some of those moments in my phone’s camera so y’all could see what I as looking at. I was making memories and reliving many but these are the moments that make you thankful for every breath you take.
And, here’s yours truly who just had to take a selfie in the rain…
I love South Bombay. More so in the rains. If you feel the same, even marginally so, then let’s connect sometime.
P.S. A few sad posts later, I am going to try my hand at light-hearted posts soon. Feedback is welcome and appreciated.