The summers are here. Yes, I know I am late in acknowledging that, but till now it was bad summer that was going on, the good summer seems to be starting now. Till last few days it was hot scorching sun, dark glasses, dust up the cooler, always-feel-thirsty kind of summer – bad! These things are still there, but since the last few days, it has metamorphosed into the good summer. The reasons – the mango has made an appearance. And today in midst of the concrete jungle I heard the Koyal cooing (or is it the cook of a Koyal? I am confused) – that totally made my day!
Since morning I have been thinking of the umpteen summer memories that I cherish. Playing outside even when the temperatures hovered over 45, touching 48 some times! There did not use to be enough time to play Cricket, and today I am so used to ACs that even if I spend few hours outside in the “gentle” temperature of high 30s, and low 40s there are good chances that I’ll get a sunstroke. Summer used to be synonymous with traveling, always in Sleeper class; now I take Sleeper tickets only if it is the last resort. Summers meant starting the cooler, and reading a book contently, and now … Ah! That one thing has remained the same, thankfully 🙂
Summers meant vacation, now it means a commute in the hot sun 😦 … Wishing for a culture change, wishing that even the Corporates start giving Summer Vacations! (Why can’t I ever dream realistically? 😦 )