#MondayMusings : Of sunshine and rain
“It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow”
I’ve read this quote a lot of times and in bad times it has proven to be a sort of inspiration for me. But what if its continues to keep raining? There will be no rainbow for sure. If there’s one thing that is certain, then only rain would result in chaos. Wondering what I’m speaking about? Keep guessing but there are no prizes for the right answer!
It is the Bangalore rains which don’t seem to stop this year and how I hate the rains now. Don’t get me wrong I’m not against rains but I’m against too much rain as is the current scenario now. In fact, I’m a pluviophile. I love rains because of the freshness it brings. I love the petrichor. The rains for me are a perfect time to read in bed, wrapped in my blanket with a cup of hot tea. But nothing as such happens. Mornings are cold, afternoons are sunny, evenings and nights are rainy! No, not a slight drizzle but heavy downpour. All this results in getting stuck at office because its pouring cats and dogs and even an umbrella isn’t enough to protect you from the rain, not to mention the unavailability of cabs and autos and not to mention the traffic woes. This leads to reaching late to PG and the dinner is over and I’m super hungry! In search of something to eat, more time is lost which means less time for reading and writing. That makes my schedule go for a toss and my mood bad! Oh did I forget to mention that on weekends especially on the ones when I put out my washed clothes to dry, it rains all day.
No, this post is not just about the troubles I face because of the rain. There are people who are facing many more difficulties than I am. Some have lost their lives as well. But all I ask is why? Nature has its own ways. But while we blame the weather for spoiling our plans, do we not realize that we are in some way responsible for this change in the weather? It didn’t rain well in the beginning of monsoons when we were praying for rains and now we are praying for them to stop. But rather than just praying, can we not do a little to help ourselves? Simple things like not throwing garbage in the wrong places would definitely help. We have to help ourselves.
When there is no sunshine and no rain, there may not be a rainbow. But there’s always an opportunity to grow. We may be facing the storms of life with no signs of the storm calming down and no signs of sunshine. But sometimes, sunshine or rain we just have to keep moving on, growing as we move. Thus helping ourselves rather than blaming the weather, the circumstances or anything for that matter. Sunshine and rain cannot just make a rainbow, it can do a lot more. It can also make life grow.
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