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Diamonds From The Sky

June 2, 2010

She stood out in the open, under the harsh sun, her fragile shoulders drooped, her weathered face worried. Pain and agony were clear in the lines on her face, a proof of troubled times.


She looked up at the sky, beckoning Someone, as if in prayer. Still, she hoped after all this time for a miracle, but was also certain of being disappointed, once again.

The past few months had been the worst of her life, making survival unbearable for most like her. Every avenue tried proved to be a cul-de-sac. Hope was just a flickering flame which was about to get extinguished in a whiff. Despair had crept slowly and stealthily into her life paralysing her.


A cool breeze suddenly tangled in her hair, and she smelt something familiar. She pushed it away thinking it to be her imagination. It just wasn’t possible. She was sure her mind was playing tricks, in desperation and want of something that had eluded them for so long.

She turned around starting towards home, wishing life would be different, when something cool fell on her cheek. Lifting her hand to her face she felt something moist. Was it her imagination, again? She wasn’t too sure. She looked up once again at the sky to see darkness quickly engulfing the glaring sun.


Her heart beat faster, but still the sight rooted her to the spot. It seemed like she was waiting for something, something miraculous.

Another drop fell on her arm, and one again on her face. She looked up, seeing the droplets glistening in the mild sunlight like vibrant diamonds, fiery as well as cool. Spreading her hands wide she tried to capture them all.



The droplets fell faster, in a melodious rhythmic beat. She had heard about the earth singing, but never experienced it before. Her heart warmed and her body cooled as hope and happiness spread through her veins.


Monsoon had arrived at last. Her prayers were answered. Everything was going to be fine now.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. June 3, 2010 7:39 AM

    This was awesome! Well narrated till the end. 🙂

  2. June 3, 2010 1:55 PM

    beautifully narrated..I could smell the Mitti ki khusbu while reading your post 🙂

  3. srividya Padmanabhan permalink
    June 3, 2010 7:38 PM

    I love the pic and the naration 🙂

  4. June 5, 2010 6:30 AM

    Lyrical and visually evocative … beautifully done! lovely!

  5. June 5, 2010 3:31 PM

    Wonderfully written. 🙂

  6. June 5, 2010 8:32 PM

    thank you so much

  7. July 4, 2010 6:51 PM

    beautiful ode to the rains 🙂

  8. September 22, 2010 12:57 AM

    Such simple thought drenched in a really beautiful way! 🙂

  9. Shreyasi Kapadia permalink
    November 1, 2010 11:01 PM

    Absolutely beautifull written. I could actually sense her desperation, waiting for a miracle to happen. And when it did- pure pleasure and relief!!

    Loved it!

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