Wednesday, 20 May 2009

I COULD SMELL IT....




I was back home, tired from a day of hard work. Damn STUPID clerical work, but hard work. The heat this summer has been unbearable, which is why I'm glad I haven't had to go on field visits (not in farming lingo) yet. I took off my shoes, pelted them at the shoe shelf, ditto with my socks, minus the thud, went to the kitchen, opened the refrigerator, pulled out the coldest 2 litre bottle my hands could feel and began filling my tank. 

Got the bottle out to the living room. Switched on the TV and watched the Knight Riders beat the Rajasthan Royals in between long swigs, and munched on some roasted Moong Dal.

And then I felt it. I could feel it rush through my nostrils. It touched every corner of my nostrils on its way down. It filled my lungs. The rusty smell made me nostalgic. I'd been waiting for this ever since summer began.

THE SMELL OF WET EARTH. THE FIRST DRIZZLE OF MONSOON. 

HEAVEN!!!

18 comments:

  1. so very true !! i enjoyed that smell myself yday evening as i walked back home :D

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  2. Reading this makes me in awe wish we could experience monsoons in uk!!!All we get is rain rain and more rain!!

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  3. Its been raining in the evenings for the past 2 days in Coimbatore too! Quite a godsend!

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  4. Yea..you are right..thst smell is mesmerizing..:)

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  5. send some rain here.. plzzz!!

    It's scorching out here (and there is no AC or cooler in my room)!

    UAEINNNN
    :-(

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  6. Aaaah !! To smell rain on a on summers day, specially after a long one ... priceless ... such a wonderful post !!

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  7. :)
    I bunked my tuition classes just to hang out with friends and enjoy the first showers....
    Its so beautiful...
    :)
    Though North India hasn't seen much rain till now but when it rains....the streets and the markets and everywhere...people just crowd to enjoy!!
    :)

    Take Care
    PS: I'm Back!

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  8. oh i so love the rains....:)
    and yes the smell too :)

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  9. yayyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!! its raininggggg!!!!!!!!!!

    (dances with glee) :)

    Cheers,
    Annie.

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  10. ohh man.. i love that feeling! that fragnance.. It gives me an instant high...
    lucky you... to have experienced it much before than the rest of the country..

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  11. makes me nostalgic!! i go back to my 'rain watching days'!! that used to be quite an activity for me!! kudos!! :)

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  12. Yay i too was fortunate when the smell of wet mud filled my nostrils.But, after those few drizzles the temperatures have gone up.Can't wait for the rains now!!

    Good post

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  13. I agree completely! Nothing beats the smell of wet Earth! :) For a change, it's been raining here too and ain't I loving it! In fact, got wet and am now down with cough! But who cares! ;D

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  14. hey happy rainy rain!!!.. its raining here since yday n it feels like heavens!!!

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  15. http://ofsomethingsomething.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-angels-posted-both-my-blogs.html

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  16. brief 'n beautiful, depicts just wat everyone feels like in the first shower each year, the first sense that it evokes

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  17. I love that smell too....

    Used to water the garden especially for this smell...

    Monnsoosn used to bring itr as a free service....

    :)

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  18. ah...the smell of rain..I love it...

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