A few moments of joy…

… amid the chaos called life.

When was the last time you cherished a sunrise or a sunset? When was the last time you got drenched in that monsonn rain? When was the last time you truly enjoyed the first snow in winter? When was the last time you went out for a moonlit walk? When was the last time you stopped to listen to birds chirping? When was the last time you enjoyed the little pleasures of life instead of taking them for granted?

From time to time, I get so carried away in the memories that mark the past, the ever-changing waves of the present or the unpredictable future. But there are these moments of pure pleasure I experience amidst all the chaos. Today, my moment of joy was the rain that I woke up to – it brought immense joy.

What is it that I exactly feel on a rainy day? What makes me love rain so much? How can just a few moments watching the raindrops fall give me all the comfort I can ask for? Every time I live through a rainy day, I desperately try to find words to describe what my heart wants to say. And all my efforts have always been hopeless.

There is something so appealing and captivating about rain. Rain, the image of purity, transforms me, my mood. Everything around me appears to be part of a paradise. Everyone, somehow, seem to perfectly complement my state of mind. Everywhere, serenity prevails. Rain fills me with a delight for life. Rain brings out the child in me. Rain encourages me to aim for perfection. Rain immerses me in so much zeal for life. Rain becomes a source of my inspiration to make others happy in the smallest ways possible. Rain makes my heart grow in fondness. Rain sets fire to my romance with life !

And life is good !

What is it that brings out that spark in you every once in a while?

PS: Thank you to all my dear readers who wrote to check if all is well with me. I’m really grateful for all the attention and care you have sent my way !

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  1. #1 by Anonymous on December 11, 2008 - 11:14 pm

    Hey, good to see you back in action! Good post. I loved this, “Rain sets fire to my romance with life.”. Very poetic! Write more.

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  2. #2 by Titaxy on December 12, 2008 - 2:51 am

    I was about to write “Rain rekindles my romance with life.” But thought it would be more apt maybe twenty or thirty years form now. So will save that for later…

    Thanks !

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  3. #3 by Anonymous on December 12, 2008 - 4:59 pm

    haha..well said! Rekindle has delicacy, it lacks the passion of “sets fire”. The difference between a gentle, tiny stream and a giant, leaping, roaring waterfall. And I agree, “rekindle” can be used 30 yrs later when the rain will ignite just the memories (well, mostly):-)

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  4. #4 by BG on December 12, 2008 - 12:25 pm

    hey welcome back …..

    and what a superb post for a come back….

    hope to see u happy and cheerful always…..

    must thank the rain gods for making u happy and making u write a post..lol :))

    and like the anon told….”Rain sets fire to my romance with life.” this is very poetic and superb…

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  5. #5 by bhuvi on December 12, 2008 - 6:03 pm

    i dont know dear. for me rain translates directly to sad mood n gloomy days. wheneva i c dark clouds i end up tihnkin more n more abt da dark dayz of my lyf. thats defi not sumthin i look forward to like u do.
    but i must say itz a gud post. da way u have put it words in gud.

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  6. #6 by bhuvi on December 12, 2008 - 6:45 pm

    raindrops reminds me of tears. which again means dark memories from past or fear of da future. rain is not fr me.
    sleep brings me peace. after fallin sleepy i can dream bout anything fun or anything nice n that my dear brings me peace n happiness. or just a bright sunny day when u can get out n get work done. now thats like peace of mind when you get some work done, huh?

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  7. #7 by Titaxy on December 12, 2008 - 5:10 pm

    BG – Thanks! Yeah, I must definitely thank rain for making me happy every once in a while…

    Anonymous – Yeah, so 30 years from now if I’m still keeping up this blog, then I’ll make sure I add teh rekindle part to another similar Rain post… 🙂

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  8. #8 by Titaxy on December 12, 2008 - 6:25 pm

    HA! That’s another way look at it, sure… But don’t you feel some sort of calmness deep inside when you watch the little droplet of rain? Doesn’t it feel magical when a raindrop falls on you?

    If not rain, then what is it that brings you that peaceful feeling (if at all anything 😉 ) ?

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  9. #9 by Titaxy on December 12, 2008 - 11:14 pm

    Hmmm… So much contrast!!!

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  10. #10 by Nitin on December 13, 2008 - 7:11 pm

    wot a nice blog post.rain is nice for most of da people. readin wat it does to u only makes others wanna experience the same joy. keep up da gud writing.

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  11. #11 by Titaxy on December 13, 2008 - 8:10 pm

    Thanks !

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  12. #12 by Nitin on December 14, 2008 - 3:52 am

    & i just notice that u had completed 100 posts in 2008. congrats to u & ur blog.

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  13. #13 by Titaxy on December 14, 2008 - 4:16 am

    Yea, thanks 🙂

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  14. #14 by ram gopal varma ki aag on December 15, 2008 - 9:02 pm

    Hi there. You are maintaing a nice page for your self and you r memories. Its alwayus nice to keep log of once memories to look back at in the future. And you write the way it captivate readers mind (like rain captivate your mind). I have just read a little post so far and will be reading more and more of your posts because they relate to me in ways. Keep up.

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  15. #15 by Titaxy on December 15, 2008 - 9:31 pm

    Thanks for the comment. Welcome to my blog and keep visiting…

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  16. #16 by Sabita on December 16, 2008 - 6:01 pm

    I liked your “winter” template..koool!
    Life is a whole lot better if we cherish and enjoy the every present moment of it….. I’ll start applying that practically!

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  17. #17 by Titaxy on December 16, 2008 - 6:52 pm

    Yupe, very true.

    Thanks !

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  18. #18 by Titaxy on December 16, 2008 - 10:14 pm

    Thanks ! 🙂

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  19. #19 by ConfusedIAm on December 16, 2008 - 9:42 pm

    Hey..

    I like the template.

    How have you been doing?

    Whats the latest in life?

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