Friday, December 10, 2010

Confessions of a dreamer

Rain… fascinated me always, even when it trickled through a leaky roof tile soaking the kittie’s cushion or when it seeped in to my shoes and sloshed along to school.

Because for me, rain symbolized washing the pains and mistakes of the past and soaking the soil of opportunity for new hopes to germinate. As I learnt with time, most saplings would wilt away before the next rains arrive, but the prospect of a clean slate is something I would cherish till it lasts.

I feel happier when rain goes wild with trillions of drops of water threatening to bring down the world. The roar of the rain surrounds me cutting off the existence of the rest of the world at least for a brief moment of bliss.

Just me and the rain…. The feeling is that of a detached calmness as I look on at the sheets of rain dancing in the wind.

I sneak out of the door; sit on the porch step to meet the refreshing cold mist brought on by the unruly wind. (I want to invite them in but mom thinks otherwise)

Then I wish this would last forever….

When getting wet is not an option (especially like now, where we have it 24/7) it’s equally gratifying to forget everything else with a nice book and a hot cup of coffee while the rain plays havoc outside. I think that’s how Nero felt when he played his violin over the blazing city of Rome. That evil sense of serenity over chaos….I love it ;)

PS; Meet teddy, the model for my story :)
And excuse the metamorphosis of my photoblog in to something else


  1. Beautiful pictures.. i love the first.. clouds are wonderful..

  2. Hey Patali, you are back as promised, that's wonderful!
    There is no need to excuse the transformation of your blog, I enjoy to read your thoughts... I like falling rain, too - but only when I listen to eat from inside the house.
    Have you ever experienced falling snow? That's special, because the world turns completely silent...
    Anyway, my spirits needed to be lifted, too, today (awful day) and you contributed to it :-)
    Best wishes, frieda

  3. Rain is refreshing but it also stops me from having more outdoor activities.

    It is good. It is naughty.

  4. Thanks everyone for the comments,

    Frieda;I havent seen snow for real but i can imagine the silence...
    Nice to know that I helped to lift your spirits :)

  5. Wow! You are such a gifted story teller. It’s so amazing! Seriously!!!

    I don’t see any deviation from your photo blog here. These naps are awesome and it suits with your writing very well!

    And I hope you are fresh like anything, cos of the rain that we got for past few days I don’t think any of your pain or mistakes are with you anymore .. LOL

    First pic reminds me the sky I saw for last few weeks. Tea cup pic is a classic. But I wish you had a hot smoking tea cup just to add the cosy feeling to it… :D

    PS: you have a nice setup there, could be perfect for some food photography. What you think? =D

  6. Lovely, just awesome. Kick-ass pictures! Keep em coming :)


  7. Excelent shots!!!Salut!!!

    Frank, Barcelona

  8. Nice photos, they demonstrate that less is more, and simple composition is beautiful...

    Raining atmosphere is always wet but romantic...:-)

  9. Hey wonderful shot of the rain clouds... Although, I hate rain and love the sun. That's where I draw my energy from :)