Sparkling silver threads. At all possible angles to Earth. Quiet, gentle and beautiful at times. Loud, unkind and pattering at others.

Breeze – soft, caressing. Wind – brutal, lashing. Alarmingly close flashes of Lightning. Roof-shattering rumble of the thunder.

Rumble. Flash. Black Sky. Sun peeping through. Downpour.
A mug of hot tea.

Chill. Shudder. Slush. Splash. Getting drenched.
Sniff. Sneeze. Cough. Cold.

Schools reopening. Water-logged. The fall of the mighty trees. Road-blocks. Traffic congestion. Flood.

And so goes my Monsoon vocabulary…