Karuna was pacing up and down the veranda, when the wall clock struck, letting her know it’s two-o’clock already. This did little good to her, as only her pace increased further. “Dipti should have been home by now – her school ends at 1:30 hrs and the school bus drops her near their house by 1:50 hrs” murmured a worried Karuna to herself. After a couple of quick calls made to her husband and mother, she sought some comfort taking a seat by the veranda while fidgeting with her pendant impatiently, awaiting her daughter Dipti’s return from school.
It all came back to Karuna in flashes. She remembered how during her childhood days days, her mother Disha used to wake up couple of hours before her, make breakfast for the family, pack her bag, get her ready, drop her to school, supervised all chores at home during daytime, attended the needs of all family members, and later in the day cooked meals, helped her with her studies. “Didn’t she get tired ever?” wondered Karuna, Continue reading “A Happy Mother”
And then the sky full of dark clouds break free; the rain gods embrace us with their love; the aroma of the first rain drops feeling the earth; 83 mm rain they say in the news; the sweet sound of water drops hitting the roof; the meadows appear greener; the streets cleaner; playing football now has a new dimension – slide and here I go; puddle of water in the roads; jump-splash and smiles all around; all sorts of insects humming their tunes; the frogs joining the music; the ecstasy of dancing in the rain; colourful umbrellas pop out all over the streets; the screech of wipers; the smell of freshly prepared fries and tea; whoa! there goes a lightning strike; a bike ride – till the last inch of the soul gets drenched in love, and the pain washed away; a slight shiver down the back; the power supply goes for a toss; stories pour out as family and friends gather along; fireflies start their light show; both hands outstretched I run to embrace the rain – sink myself in this tranquility – a smile lit up – monsoon is here @ Goa 🙂