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  • The other evening,while walking back home,it suddenly
    started raining.There was wind and rain. For a moment I
    thought of taking shelter. But,suddenly I decided to walk
    on. It is fun,walking in the rain,of course with an umbrella :))
    The rain was beating down on my umbrella and except
    for my head I was getting drenched.
    And thoughts kept coming to my mind;some pensive, some
    reflective and others funny.
    I have been going along this road for the past thirty years.
    On one side there is a valley where there had been so many
    trees,in fact a small forest. But now in place of a live,green
    forest a concrete jungle is coming up.
    There is no end to human greed. One of the persons responsible
    for this rampant deforestation, was once protesting about a
    few trees being cut along the roadside. He was then asked to
    answer his role in the deforestation, he had no answer and
    went away from the place. We very much doubt whether he
    has a conscience.
    We are playing with Nature, just not understanding that
    Mother Nature always has the upper hand. A few minutes
    of Natures’ fury and we are reduced to nothing. But human
    nature being human nature, we forget what we want to
    forget and go ahead to get what we want,irrespective of everything.

    Human nature !! It is very interesting.We human beings are
    really a complicated lot. When we hear something good we
    need a lot of convincing to believe that good to be true. But
    when we hear something bad,something negative,we accept
    it without a second thought,pass our judgements .We can be
    so sanctimonious that it is laughable.

    I was nearing home and leaving behind all such thoughts,
    I started thinking of all those beautiful film songs with rain
    as the background.Of course,I was thinking about those
    old songs which had beautiful lyrics and lovely music, they
    are evergreen. And then I thought about one of my favourite
    movies, ‘The Sound of Music’ and realized that walking in
    the rain with,an umbrella is ‘one of my favourite things’ :))
    Though,I wouldn’t set out for a walk if it was pouring but
    I would not mind if it started raining after starting out.
    It is a different experience.
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