Sunday, May 11, 2014

Memories of rain.




Few days back it rained so heavily that all the roads were flooded, which is so usual in our overcrowded, badly planned Indian cities. It causes many inconveniences to the people, but no authority has ever done anything about it. 

Yet, after days of scorching sun, this brief period of rain had a beauty of its own. 

Have you noticed how the clouds gather, low, and grey - making you feel you are standing beneath one huge umbrella?

I felt it was like an angel floating by on a round, rain-heavy cloud. 

It sure made the local frogs vociferous and I was amazed at how much it can change the world around us in just a few minutes!

And, I must add, just as refreshing as the sound of raindrops falling, were the sounds after the rain, when all the tiny insects and water creatures just seemed to burst into a new life. 

To us, people who live here, with years of rain memories, rain sounds are like diving once more into an old photo album. The heart renews its memories and associations with moments and people long gone or distant from our lives, the sound of mother’s voice, the care of father, the simple easy days with brother in our house…

Memories that came flooding back like the rain in an overcrowded city. 

So here is my journal page dedicated to rain in the city. 









 What rain memories do you have? Hot cups of tea? Warm rooms and lots of books to read? Would love to hear from you.



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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful work...stormy colours...and flowing lines.

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  2. You did a beautiful rain angel! I love it to listen to the raindrops knocking on the windows and stay warm at home.

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    1. Rain drops on the panes, warm at home - so good! Thank you, Stephanie!

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  3. Lovely illustration ~ she is divine ~ rain can be so healing for all ~ Happy Mother's Day ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you, Carol! Wish you a Happy Mothers Day too! You are right, rain has its own powers of healing and enchanting.

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  4. Wonderful artwork!
    Thank you for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey!
    xoxoxo
    Susi

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    1. Thank you, Susi. I feel good to be part of AJJ.

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  5. beautiful Zafaran. We had some thunderstorms off and on in between a very warm sunny day yesterday and it was delightful-I do love a thunderstorm!

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    1. Same here,Linda! I love thunderstorms and lightning too, though at times when it lashes out like a whip, it sends me running back inside. :-) Happy for your visit and comment.

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  6. Lovely image! And it truly is amazing the kinds of things a rainy day can make you feel. The sound of rain sometimes is so very nice, too!

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  7. Lovely page! Here in Louisiana, the tree frogs sing a loud chorus after the rain. It tends to flood here so there is always some trepidation that comes with a lot of rain but I do enjoy the frogs. http://www.toadinaboat.com/

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  8. What a wonderful journal page, revealing and speaking so much of your soul and spirit. :)

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