I returned from Singapore to a muggy Mumbai… the kind of weather where you feel sluggish and slow.
I also returned with a freshly injured ankle, so put myself under ‘house arrest’. Which meant an opportunity to witness our living room be transformed into
- A salon for theatrical readings of new plays my partner is planning to produce…
- A film set where our bookshelves became backdrop to a short scene
- An impromptu evening of merriment (my favourite kind!)
While I busied myself with post-Singapore trip follow-up, plunged into the depths of accounts (ugh!), day after day, we had no respite from the humid heat. Teasingly, rains would come only at night where the drop in temperature had negligible impact.
Each morning our maid would share her impatience for the rains… everyone knows how important a good monsoon is to the people and economy of this country. A poor monsoon is devastating. A good monsoon brings prosperity.
Early this morning the heavens opened and the deluge began… and didn’t stop… I think it’s safe to say hello monsoon! Welcome back and may you shower us with blessings this year!
While Mumbai monsoon can be frustrating, it can also be a blessing and a relief from the killing humidity.
I love short bursts of monsoon but also equally like to escape for part too. 🙂
And here in middle Europe we are glad that we finaly got some sunshine and not rain everyday anymore as in the past months 🙂
Haha! As much as I love the early days of monsoon, we tend to plan reasons to be away so don’t have to muddle through the full season. 😉
Sometimes I have the feeling that in Germany it is rain season during autumn, winter and spring 🙂
Yeah.. must say I appreciate having sunshine most days. Just nice to get respite for a bit. 🙂
Oh no! You re-injured your ankle?? 😦
Um… yes… And just have a week to get better before we take off for Canada and the UK. Argh?!
I love how, in so few words, you pinpoint an aspect of life in a part of the world so influenced by the forces of nature, from time immemorial to our contemporary day. Makes me want to go back and read the Raj Quartet for some reason lol
Egads?! Paul Scott?? Erhm….
Not a fan I presume? Haha it is a bit dry, but I found the entire series in my grandparents basement and couldn’t resist the musky charm.
Let’s just say it is one perspective. We have friends in the TV series “Indian Summer” against the backdrop of the British Raj (filmed in Penang?)… somehow can’t quite get into it either.