15 August, 2014

Appreciate the rain as much as the sun

Umbrella is invented for protecting from rain as it is also to keep away from scorching sun. To this end every one of us tries to keep away from rain and sun. If it rains, we use umbrella, if it pours, we use umbrella. By this, we have implied we don’t appreciate both; rain and shine.

Of the two, we are inclined to sun. When it shines, we generally believe a day is good to do something; work in the field, make a journey, go for walk, etc. When it rains, by chance we need to go we go with umbrella. If at all not necessary, we confine staying at home. We have accepted sun a compatible companion but rain we haven’t accepted it unless it is needed for irrigating fields. We haven’t called for its need until crops in the field are drying out of thirst. We haven’t felt the need unless drinking water sources are drying out and faced water shortages at home.

At this time of the year, villagers are praying for bountiful downpour. They have their irrigation fields to get watered and crops are wilting under sun yearning for rainfall. Rainfall is only timed for them at this hour when the days are busiest prepping for bountiful harvest few months later. So, they need rainfall as much as sun for their crops.

Urbanites and everyone in Bhutan must smile to hear sky thunder, for it signals coming of rain to boost up our hydropower productions. Without a good amount of rainfall around this monsoon, the government’s earning through electricity is going to nosedive. With less rainfall, the face of Hydropower Sector’s Balance Sheet is not going to be as colorful as with deluging rainfall. Know that huge chunk of Bhutan’s GDP comes through Hydropower sector. Appreciate rainfall as much as sun. Rainfall is no any less than sun. It has become dearer with development policy clustered around hydropower. Celebrate when it rains.
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To honor indebtedness to rain, I with some of my office friends walked under rain post lunch as we usually go for a few minutes’ walk.  We thought it is worth appreciating rain by walking under it without umbrella thwarting it. We did it in its petty way to honor our appreciation.

It was not enough I felt. After the office, still the rain is drizzling enough to sift through my gho and drench completely, I decided to walk under it. It was equally enjoying. I felt like I am taking a cleansing bath. It is as if like blessing from heaven to wash off sins that I have accumulated. It has lightened my body as much as brightening my mind. It was little I could do for rainfall.


Please appreciate rainfall as much as sun.

19 comments:

  1. The nature of we human is that we neither appreciate too much rain, nor do we appreciate to scorching sun!..sadly this is but the bitter truth!

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  2. Absolutely agree with you, human mind ultimately looks for equilibrium. Thanks Tshewang sir. Keep visting.

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  3. Human is to be blamed for all the changes taking place today...We are the most un-wanted creature on the planet here today...good analysis and nicely written ...keep writing

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  4. Thank you Sancha sir for making visit and leaving comment. Sometimes, such things we don't really think of as it comes free but nothing is free at ultimatum. Whatever, it comes with price. Keep visiting.

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  5. April shower is always followed by may flower. Yeah! We need to appreciate both the rain and the sun, because each one has its own reason for its beautiful presentation. Good thoughts. Keep sharing. Take care.

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  6. Thanks Ugyen for the visit and your comment. I liked the rhyme "April shower is always followed by may Flower". Keep Visiting.

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  7. Implicit and explicit write up Sangay.

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  8. Hope you don't catch cold hehehe.... ;)

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  9. The light from the sun does seem to brighten our spirits, but as you point out, the rain is certainly a good thing!

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  10. What a beautiful post. You're absolutely right about rain not being as appreciated as it should be. The only time it's truly appreciated by most of us is when we're in the middle of a drought. To me, there are few things sweeter than the scent of soil when the rain begins to fall. And I NEVER carry an umbrella! (I do wear a silly yellow rain hat, though.)

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, leaving a comment, and signing on as a new follower. It's my pleasure to return the favor. I have heard such wonderful things about Bhutan. I am an amateur radio operator, and one of my friends visited your country and made many contacts with the world from there via amateur radio. He shared many beautiful pictures and told us many wonderful things about your country and your people. It's a real pleasure to meet you.

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  11. Rain good ...it grows the food and it can also be 'food for our soul'
    Good writing
    Thanks for the visit and kind words ..

    Be well and take care ...

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  12. Thanks all for dropping by and leaving wonderful comments. Rima, no worries of contacting cold, my immune system is doing well. Susan, good to hear that you appreciate rain. Not to blow our own trumpet, yes Bhutan is beautiful in many ways. Small is beautiful descriptive abodes well of her. If you wish to visit, we lay warm welcome mat in advance. Thanks all for the visit and keep visiting.

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  13. The rain makes us appreciate the sun all the more. Although there's something about a rainy day, too, especially if you can stay inside with a great book!

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  14. Stephanie, What you said is equally appreciating of rain, to be with a great book. Thanks for the comment. Keep visiting.

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  15. I love the rain. I was sitting out on the porch just yesterday enjoying the warm, steady, summer rain. It's something to behold for sure.

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  16. Thanks for the visit. Keep visiting

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  17. I appreciate rain and sun because they nurture us in different ways. They compliment each other and are a part of a beautiful balance on Earth.
    Thank you for your wise and interesting post.

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  18. Thanks calmcoach for the comment. Keep visiting

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