Safe inside, toasty warm,while water pitter-patters on the roof….. describe your perfect rainy afternoon.
It is morning where I live and the skies are cloudy,there is rain in the forecast and heavy rain the weatherman says.While sitting at my desk I’m trying to think, why are we having rain in the middle of June. A voice inside me says, ” do not complain Ranu, make the most of it, do something, enjoy it, or at least pretend you wanted rain on this day June 15th.”
I console myself, so what if Nature is a bit confused what we should have at this time of the year, since it wants to give us rain,we might as well start singin’ in the rain.
I am inside, my room is nice and warm, I think I’ll do something enjoyable this afternoon.
When we the siblings were very young and had no idea of how the world works enjoyed anything different, the rain was something everyone welcomed after days of excessive heat.
Mom would hastily get the rice and lentils and cook a delicious meal. She knew she needed to cook something else to eat with the rice, so beef curry took all the votes. At meal time we’d wish for rain every day to have Mom’s delicious rice and lentils dish and my favorite the beef curry.
The above was how I remembered rain. Right now I’m thinking what can I cook to make it a memorable day. It will be rice and lentil mixture served with beef curry, yum yum!