I’ve always hated rain. Can’t call it hate really, its just that, I’d be happier without it on most days. Why? I’d probably give you all these weird reasons like “Dude, its so ughhh”, “It becomes cold and I don’t like cold” (Which isn’t really true), “Its so wet, and the humidity increases”. All sorts of crap like those.
The real reason why I “hate” rain is because, when I was a 5 year old, I’d learnt how to game on my PC and assemble a PC when I was 6. This for some reason was very hard for people believe. Both of these, were something I couldn’t do when it rained. Why? Because here in India, there are usually power cuts when it rains. Even if they power doesn’t go, my mom would tell me to take out all the plugs from their sockets when it thundered to keep all the appliances safe. Man, I found that very annoying.
Also, I have asthma. Apparently, I wasn’t born with it but it was because of a doctors mistake or something. No one ever told me about this clearly. Anyway, when it would rain, and I’d be playing with my friends outside, my mom would call me in immediately. My immune system was pretty weak back then and I’d easily catch a cold and that would lead to asthma attacks. So I guess you understand why I didn’t like rain so much.
I grew up. My immune system is now stronger and I have gadgets to play on. All the reasons why I should’ve detested rain were now gone but I still had a negative feeling towards it. Then one night, I had this beautiful dream.
I was with this really pretty girl. We were walking down this road holding hands. The road was covered with these colorful leaves. It was autumn, I guess. It started to drizzle and I remember saying “Ugh, God damn it. Does it have to happen now?”, but she had a smile on her face, she was looking up at the sky, she looked really happy. Suddenly, it started to rain cat and dogs. I ran towards the nearest shade which happened to be something like a canopy. It was there, don’t ask me why. But the girl was screaming with happiness. It made me smile but I shouted “You’ll catch a cold, get in here!!”. But she was enjoying herself too much, she said, “You’re missing out on a lot, you know? Its okay to catch a cold once in a while. Enjoy this moment!”. That made me think very differently. I’ve always stopped myself from enjoying the rain, I’ve always told myself that I don’t like it. Maybe I should try to enjoy it this time and so I ran towards her.
We jumped in puddles. Splashed water on each other. We laughed so much. I woke up smiling. Bah. It was just a dream. Why do all these nice things always have to be a dream. The girls face and a lot of other details started to fade from my mind but it made me happy whenever I thought about the dream. That day, while coming back from college, it started to drizzle. I smiled and looked up at the sky. My friends were looking at me as if I’d done something really crazy. My friend asked me, “Dude, you sure you’re okay?”. I laughed out loud. How could I ever tell them, feelings about something are such a fragile thing.
This is a picture that I clicked from my classroom when it’d started to rain all of a sudden. The cool breeze that hit my face really made me feel awesome. Maybe I was wrong about detesting the rain. Maybe rain was trying to be a friend of mine all along but I couldn’t ever understand. I like you rain. Thanks for being there for us.
I hope you enjoyed the post. 🙂 Do let me know how you feel about the rain. Have you felt so negatively about something at first and then realized how wrong you were? Tell me, I’m dying to know, no kidding.