Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Rain...memories...life

A rain drenched evening, a cup of chai, a lovely poem and life looks beautiful!

Rain is such a romantic thing…
It brings with it the smell of the fresh earth, the childhood when I would run with the schoolbag strapped to my back, the rain splashing across my face! I never waited for the rain to stop…always ran in the rain!:P

Walking the lovely stretch from the 18th Cross bus terminus via the wooded iisc to work….with the sirigereya neerinali that the driver played keeping me company for the solitary walk…

School…summer holidays…sudden rains I sat watching through the window with cousins…eating mangoes...cooling off the heat and dust of an afternoon hide n seek played to hilt:)

jus gathering in the corridors and watch rain wash off the quadrangle…in college...those moments we all waited together to go home...n yet enjoyed the downpour...they always made me feel we were one family...oh MES:)

the day we walked in knee-deep water in chennai to catch a performance by my guru…dripping and huddling together to a lovely malayamaarutham...after walking half of chennai in the belief that if two places were close to Mount Road, they would be close to each other!:)

Rain drenched memories have always been of life lived to brim! Filling me with zest to get going on rainless days…

My thirst has not died, but thrives happily in the rain, in the happiness that rain fills me with…humming ‘maLeyu banda maarane dina mincha hanchide hoobana…’(a Kannada Bhavageethe)
Little things in life can bring you happiness, if you choose to…well, almost!

13 comments:

surya said...

Perfect ..... if there's anything called nostalgia .... this is it!!!

Gowtham said...

amen

Warrior poet said...

hmmm......... brings back a lot of memories washed away in time.

Anonymous said...

hmmmm.....nice....,

ಸುಸಂಕೃತ said...

Truly nostalgic.
ಮಳೆ ತರೋ ಆನಂದದ ಲೆವೆಲ್ಲೇ ಬೇರೆ!
ಹೊರಗೆ ಮಳೆ ಬೀಳೋವಾಗ ಕಿಟಕಿ ಪಕ್ಕ ಕೂತ್ಕೊಂಡು ಅಮ್ಮ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಟ್ಟ ಬಿಸಿಬಿಸಿ ಕಾಫಿ ಹೀರೋ ಆ ಮಹದಾನಂದಕ್ಕೆ comparison ಇಲ್ವೇ ಇಲ್ಲ ಅನ್ಸುತ್ತೆ!

ಇನ್ನು ಚೆನ್ನೈನಲ್ಲಿ ನೀವ್ ಪಟ್ಟ ಪಾಡು ತೀರಾ ಕಾಮನ್ ಬಿಡಿ.ಅಲ್ಲಿದ್ದಾಗ ಒಂದು ಗಾದೆ ಚಾಲ್ತಿಗೆ ತಂದಿದ್ದೆ-
"ಊರ್ ತುಂಬಾ ಮೌಂಟ್ ರೋಡೇ" ಅಂತ ;)

.:: Rosh ::. said...

Reached here frm Harish's blog. good to read a post sharing the same sentiments about rain. Glad i checked that song "sirigereya neerinali" the link in your blog aint workin so had to split up the URL to locate the song. Wonderful song, both versions are very soothing.

ಶ್ರೀ... said...

ಸಿರಿಗೆರೆಯ ನೀರಲ್ಲಿ.. ಸಕ್ಕತ್ ಹಾಡು ಶ್ರೀ..ನನಗೆ ನಿನ್ನ ಪೊಸ್ಟ ನೋಡಿ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಹಾಡು ಜ್ನಾಪಕಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂತು..

ಸಂಜೆ ಹಣ್ಣಾಗಿ ಮಣ್ಣು ಹೊನ್ನಾಗಿ..ಸಂಜೆ ಹಣ್ಣಾಗಿ ಮಣ್ಣು ಹೊನ್ನಾಗಿ..ಕರಿಮುಗಿಲು ತುದಿಮಿಂಚಿ...

Sree said...

thanks surya, gowtham, rags, anonymous(!)...
susheel - super gaade!:))

magic lens, thanx for droppng by:) will check the link...

wow! Sri beautiful ines - but haaDu kELilla..poorthi lyrics iddre nimm blognalli haaki...

kaunquest said...

first time here. Saw u on harish's blog. Interesting post. Rain drenched memories are always dear to the heart..:)

Sree said...

kaunqest,
thanks for dropping by:)

Baadal said...

Ah..... Rain...., it strings a whole lot of Nostalgic tunes to the Heart....
I was in search of Bhaavagethegalu & look where I landed :)
Hey, this blog did get me nostalgic.
Have somany incidents which I feel can share with like-minded people.
I call Rain as my "FIRST LOVE" It was, is & always will be. What Say... ???
I have written a poem on Rain also. Shall try & share it with you guys.
This link did get a Genuine smile to my Heart & will somehow ensure will be in touch..
Meet U all later... :)
Hey Sree, I would love to collect poems, songs, lyrics on the RAIN. I think you can help me in this.

Prateek said...

i just love this... is it the rain.. is it your writing.. dunno..


your driver played sirigereya neerinali for you? how tasteful! :)

Sree said...

@prateek thanks, i guess its the rain:)
n driver' taste bagge gottilla, BMTC bus nalli aagella fm rainbow maatra haaktidru, so courtesy Akashavani:)