Friday, May 13, 2011

Searing heat

April and May are the hottest months in the city. But every couple of evenings there would be cyclonic showers that would bring the temperature down. Two years back, we waited for the showers, and waited, and waited... till the wait turned to three months, and the monsoons arrived.


Last year, we still hoped for the showers, but though there were many false alarms, not a drop of water fell from the sky till the monsoons arrived in June.

This year, we didn't even expect the cyclonic rain. How quickly we adapt to change. How easily we destroy the planet.
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6 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - You're so right! We adjust so easily. In some ways, that's evolutionarily adaptive. In others, though, it is destructive.

Theres just life said...

Nature has away of making us adapt. Hope it gets better and not worse.

Chuck said...

How sobering a thought.

LTM said...

argh! Now you've done it. don't get me started on how we're destroying the planet. Not where I live... :p

seriously, though. Those of us living on the coast see it more than others, I think. But things are changing, there's no denying it wherever you are! ((hugs))

The Words Crafter said...

A very somber tale, indeed. Well done.

slommler said...

How quickly, when given no other alternative, we change!! If only this could happen in all areas of our lives!!
Hugs
SueAnn

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