Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Parched and Impatient
Bombay is supposed to have this dramatic thing every year when, theoretically, it rains almost non-stop for a few months. Again theoretically, it’s supposed to be torrential rain – something that is actually deserving of a fancy name like “monsoon.”
We’ve been getting nothing like that. Last year, I was shocked at how much of a non-event “monsoon season” was. I felt robbed – so I have been looking forward to a real, bona fide monsoon season this year, maybe even with some serious, torrential rain.
No such luck. Apart from a few short-lived teases, we’ve had no rain, and certainly nothing that could be termed significant. Instead, to add insult to injury (or maybe it’s the other way around), it’s just gotten hotter, stickier, more intensely sunny, and generally more gross, stifling, and disgusting.
We’re all seriously parched over here, and we’re seriously tired of waiting for some actual weather. Come on, rain gods – give a girl a break!