The First Rains

It’s the monsoon! The life is back in the world after a scorching summer. The sky is overwhelmed by dark monsoon clouds. The Earth eagerly awaits the life force about to descend from the sky.

And then it begins. The life giving rains first splashes mildly on earth with a reassuring cool. Then it torrents unrelentingly on the thirsty earth. The mood of the world lifts up. Your mood lifts up. You get out, away from the maddening rush of the city. Out in the countryside. The rain pours down incessantly. You throw away your umbrella and drowse yourself in the sensation of the first rain.

The sensation you experience every year, but feels new every year.

Painted in oils on canvas 15″ X 20″