Nothing can be more romantic than a drive on a rainy day. Everything looks so beautiful. Imagine driving slowly on the highway, Mohammad Rafi singing on the radio, raindrops falling on your car and stopping in the middle of nowhere to sip hot masala tea. Romance in rain is a different league of intimacy.
The patter of raindrops all around and your better half sitting beside you. Blissful isn’t it? It’s almost like a Bollywood film. I have experienced monsoon romance first hand, and I want to share it with you.
Couple Romance In Rain: Long Drive, Hugs And Kisses
Imagine this scenario: you, your partner, and a romantic hug and kiss in the rain. The scene is set, and you can visualize it in your head. For me, it was like a dream come true. Like a movie scene playing out in real life, with me as the lead actress in it.
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When my husband arrived home early that evening, I suggested a romantic long drive to our farmhouse. He looked horrified at the prospect of driving so far in the rains. He had a bad day at work and was tired.
I was not going to let it go and miss out on one of the most beautiful days of this romantic rainy season, so I coaxed him to relent. It took some time, but I finally succeeded in convincing him.
Monsoon is considered a season of romance because you tend to have the urge to do the unlikeliest things in the name of love. I could have opted for a hot cuppa with my husband sitting at home. But no, I had to go on a long drive and that too a difficult one.
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At every pothole he would swear, and believe me there were many, but that didn’t deter me from enjoying my drive. I turned on the radio but the traffic and the honking made it barely audible. My husband was getting irritated with negotiating, the puddles, and the metro construction all around.
I felt like all this mess was literally spilling water on my plans. This long drive with my love was not turning out to be how I expected it would. But I wasn’t going to give up so quickly.
I tried to distract him by asking him about his day, which seemed to anger him further. A car suddenly came from the right and swished past us splashing muddy water on our windscreen. He swore at the driver furiously while applying the brakes. I thought this was it. He would want to turn back.
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My brains clicked in the rain
Hastily, I asked him if he could think of any shayari on rain. Knowing that this wasn’t his forte, I burst into one: Kabhi jee bhar ke barasna, kabhi boond boond ke liye tarasna, aye baarish teri aadatein mere yaar jaisi hai.’ Was that a hint of a smile creeping up on his face? I couldn’t tell.
I turned up the volume of the radio. Gradually, we were out in the open and everything seemed so lush green with droplets falling all around. Finally, it seemed like we were setting the mood.
The music also started cooperating with nature. One after another, it belted out great numbers. I began humming along with the song Rimjhim Gire Saawan. I gazed out of the window and pretended to be in a movie scene – a romantic couple in the rain lost in a world of their own.
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My romantic date idea was not that bad after all
It felt like heaven. He smiled tenderly when I cozied up to him. It was such a wonderful feeling looking at the clouds and staring far away. We stopped at a small stall to have butta (corn). It was one of his favorite roadside snacks.
He opened up about his day and shared what had gone wrong. The deal he had been working on for days didn’t come through. We laughed uproariously when I reminded him of his first disastrous deal. We drove ahead.
Further on, there was a roadblock and we were told to turn around since a massive tree had fallen across the road. We headed home.
Perfect monsoon special romance
I felt a bit bad for making him drive in the pouring rain, but with a cheeky twinkle in his eyes, he said it was worth it.
He said, “How else would I get to hear you sing so beautifully and happily?” In the end, we finally got our romantic rainy day and all the obstacles and irritations were worth it. I was glad we had at least one blissful day of togetherness in my favorite season. I was over the moon.
Gosh, he is generally so frugal with his compliments! But here was gushing over me. Was he getting dotty in his midlife? Or was it the magic of the long drive with love amid the rain working its magic? Whatever be the case, it made my day. I got my perfect romantic rainy day and I was not going to dampen the feeling by analyzing it.
The rains have a way to lift your mood and I hope that it will always remain like this. I had an adventure designed for pure romance. Intimacy and monsoons are made for each other. As someone said, ‘some people feel the rain, others just get wet.’ These words of wisdom couldn’t be any truer.