Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass ...
Its about learning to dance in the rain!!!
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but only a few will catch your heart... Pursue those

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Friday, November 2, 2012

I am still drenched in it



It was 10 in the night when I and my hubs started from my mom’s place to head back to our home. We had to hide below an umbrella to reach our car. Bangalore this day was extraordinarily beautiful, it was drizzling and cloudy all day long. How weird the life is, this beautiful weather which we were blessed upon here was due to the Cyclone which silently crawled and which was now in dangerous form somewhere else.

Sometimes life suddenly turns beautiful, I had never imagined a 10 mins drive from my mom’s home to my home will turn out to be an hour’s ride and would be so memorable. Thanks to the string of things which made that night a blessing.

I should be really thanking my little chariot for all the best things that happened. As hubs started the car, stereo which wasn’t switched off earlier, randomly picked up the most favorite song of ours to set the stage on.  We started singing along the tunes of Savage garden

...I love you more with every breath truly madly deeply do..

Who cares for the notes and tones we could just not hold back from singing load. Inside this chariot of us, seeing the beautiful rain showering bright golden around the high street light seemed to be best thing I could have ever seen. 

As this song of 4 min ended, we were in no mood to change so the song played again and when we had reached our garage my hubs all of a sudden decided to pull back the car. Before my curious eyes popped out hubs told that he could just not call this a night and then there we were hitting the road again for a beautiful long drive on the streets of Bangalore.


As if writing on the windows of the car where the fog constantly formed, singing the melodious songs of love, enjoying the warmth inside the car, and a drive of an hour and half to the outskirts was just not enough we found a nice tea stall which catered to 24X7 workers and yes how can we resists the inviting fragrance of tea? There we were only two of us giggling and gulping the warm tea.

Trust me I can’t remember the various reasons we had that night to laugh, to hug and fly in our imaginations, ah! How I wish I could seize the sparkle of that adventure in our eyes and I pinched myself to make sure that all these were not just one of my fantasies.
As one corner of the world suffered due to the terrible act of Mother Nature, I was wondering at the irony that there may be many like us who were blessed by her love at the same time. How some would hate that night so much so that they just want it to be over and how I would want to seize it forever!

A long drive on a drizzling night was so much memorable that I am still drenched in it.

35 comments:

Found In Folsom said...

beautiful and romantic..I know how it feels like..some mornings, some evenings, some nights...some moments..would be wanted to stay forever..:)

Brijesh said...

Sweet writing i must say ...

Binu Thomas said...

Sudden decision! That's all is needed to change the moment from "Just another day" to "One of the best days ever" :)

Ramya said...

@FIF: thanks a lot dear :D yeah somethings we will really want it to stay forever :D

@Brijesh: hey how are you long time :D Thanks for Dropping by :D Thanks thanks for the compliments

@Binu: yeah :) very true!!! :)

Sonia said...

Wow Lucky girl :) You really made my day by such a lovely post Ramya.. I could visualize everything u wrote as if I was experiencing it myself.. Thank u :) And I wish U many such beautiful moments through out the life:) Stay Blessed..

Prashanth said...

It all felt like reading a fairy tale! Congrats for being lucky to have such an awesome time and applause for such a lovely post, Ramya :o)

Arathi Adiga Kunhody said...

Wow... Nice write up. Got me drenched too .Good luck

arvind said...

SuperrrrrrrrrrrrRamya :) God bless you with more and more memorable rides

Ramya said...

@Sonia: :)Dear thanks a lot for your best wishes and also sweet compliment :D and yes may you also be blessed with all the happiness :D

@Prashanth: yeah :d having beautiful people like you all around makes me feel that I am in fairy tale :) thanks Prashant

@Arathi: Happy to see you here :) thanks a lot :D

@Arvind: :) thanks a lot for all your best wishes

Venkatesh Rao Karinja said...

Good one! :-)

Venkatesh Rao Karinja said...

Good one! :-)

Nivedita Chirantan said...

aah the rain, the drive and the music ofcourse... :D nice write up and i wish you get this surprise rides more often to help you keep up your spirited self

Ramya said...

@Venkatesh: Thanks a lot :D

@Nivedita: Thanks a lot dear for your best wishes and compliments :D

Ganesh Puttu said...

Midnight Romance? nice one.....

gopinath said...

Wonderful. This is a classic example of ones life threatening phase giving a wonderful romantic climate for other. Loved the sudden twist to the tale. So again it happened that u converted a daily chore otherwise to a beautiful blog. Keep entertaining us by your own entertainment.

Milana said...

So beautiful!! Just like a scene out of a romantic movie. You guys are such an awesome couple. I hope your life is filled with such romantic moments.

Nilanjana Bose said...

One man's cyclone is another (wo)man's dance in the rain....very romantic yet also thought provoking entry..really enjoy your take on life :) wishing you many more drenched drives! Uff now I want to go for a long drive toooo

Raj said...

Wow.. that was a poetic and vivid portrayal of romantic memories that will be cherished for a long long time. A seemingly ordinary night became memorable due to the misty and gentle rain, a lovely song and two people’s love for each other. Days like these linger in your hearts for a long time and you yearn for more of those. A very beautiful post capturing a beautiful page in your life! You have written it philosophically as well, and as you say, while nature was providing you a moment of bliss, it was wrecking havoc somewhere else. Strange are its ways indeed!

Rahul Bhatia said...

A post which made the heart flutter, Ramya :) Lovely romantic moments captured in a poetic prose!

Ramya said...

@Ganesh Puttu: yeah yeah ;) Thanks

@Gopi: Thanks for all your compliments Gopi :D yeah everyday living is celebration according to me :D so I tend to write about it more

@Millan: Ah so happy to see your comment here :D waiting for update on your blog dear! :D thanks

Ramya said...

@Nilanjana Bose: Yeah true hahaha very well you have said it :D
:) start the car and go out on a longggggg drive my best wishes :D that nothing should stop you :D

Ranjana said...

Good one Akka.. Love in air :)

Ramya said...

@Raj: Just for such beautiful analogy of my post I will want to write posts again, you comments keeps us motivated :D so pls keep encouraging us.

yes :D it was just another day which turned to be best night :D
Thanks a lot for continuously encouraging me

Ramya said...

@Ranju: Thankssssssssss kanema :D

Milana said...

Guess what?? I just updated my blog with a small blog post :)

Raj said...

You write so beautifully Ramya. :)Just keep writing.

Saru Singhal said...

I loved the way you compared and called your car a chariot. Well it was a night anybody would want...

I enjoyed reading it :)

Ramya said...

@Raj: Thanks again :D

@Saru: wow nice to have you here :D thanks a lot dear.

Bikramjit said...

BEautiful.. thats whay they say a coin has two sides .. a cyclone for some - a drizzle for some ..

hurt for some - romantic for the other

a perfect example of looking at the brighter side always :)

I am so with you on that Tea stall oh yessssss.. god knows how many times I have done this with friends and all when in india.. going to the outskirts of the city just to have a cup of Tea :)

but your story you and your hubby - Now nothing can beat that :)

glad you enjoyed the You time both of you ..

love is in the airrrrrrrrrrrr :) he he he he


Bikram's

Ramya said...

@Bikram: Heyyyy its awesome to see your comment so much from heart, Yeah i know a long drive in india is very very nice the warmth the fun the sense of adventure its all awesome :D So thought of doing post dedicating for all the long drives we have taken


Thanks lot for all the compliments and best wishes Bikram :) loved your comment thankssssssss :D keep encouraging

Haddock said...

Lovely.
Sometimes a simple impromptu act can lead to a chain reaction. Things like these happen seldom, but when it happens its worth cherishing. Isn’t it great that “that” song started off in your chariot :-)

Jenny said...

Ahh Ramya how poetic and romantic is this! And the last line sums it all! Mother nature pay appear as a boon to us, and look how it shattered others! ironic.

My comments would be late, becuase I have disabled my blog and I dont get the alerts anymore :-(

sawan said...

thtas one amazingly happy post! had a smile reading through :) and yes cudn agree more with Binu on his comment :)

Ramya said...

@Haddock: Wow it was so nice to read your comment :) happy to have you here welcome to chittrana :D
Thanks a lot for your encouragement :D

@Jen: Hey is it??? yeah how did I forget and yeah thats why I was wondering where did my first comment-er :D vanish now I realize dear, will send my updates via email to you from now on :Dthanks jen happy that you liked it

Ramya said...

@Sawan: Hey thanks a lot for visiting my old post and commenting on them :)
Thanks for this encouragement :D