Appreciating my friend who showed green flag to the cumulo nimbus clouds to bless the land with its bountiful showers of blessings...
Today afternoon I just observed my friend who just came in and he walked in with a good green umbrella. Umbrellas normally are imagined with black color. These days it had been a growing trend to have a lot of cartoon or other fascinating designs on the umbrella. And at least in this part of the world, green which is supposed to be synonym of flourishing state and demonstrates lush green nature has unfortunately become equated to an actor called 'Ramarajan' who has been acting mostly in the roles of farmer. There is a common saying for green color as Ramarajan Color. Under these circumstances, a plain vanilla green color for the umbrella naturally raised the eyebrows of us and most of us were very much inspired by it.
I was fondly reminded of the following lines of En Swasa Katre in praise of the rain:
மழை கவிதை கொண்டு வருது யாரும் கதவடைக்க வேண்டாம்
ஒரு கருப்பு கொடி காட்டி யாரும் குடை பிடிக்க வேண்டாம்
இது தேவதையின் பரிசு யாரும் திரும்பி கொள்ள வேண்டாம்
நெடுஞ்சாலையிலே நனைய ஒருவர் சம்மதமும் வேண்டாம்
A quick search in my weblog itself showed a similar welcome gesture to the rain in 2008 too but there was an another incident to accompany it. The earlier discussion is here.
Let us wish and pray for more rain and more prosperity all around!