Everything appeared serene. The bright blue sky reflected in the clear water and the sunlight made it sparkle like a bed of crystals. A cool breeze lapped against the waves, creating a soft gentle rhythm.The calmness around soothed her.
"Jump", she muttered to herself.
She could not take it any more. Her patience crumbled. All the piled up frustration, anger, expectation mixed with sadness gave way to the tears she could not control. Clutching her pillow hard, she sobbed. Moonlight streamed through the window, on her tear stricken face. The stillness of the night calmed her and the heavy eyelids drifted to sleep...
While I'm typing this, I can hear the rain. It is soothing to enjoy the rain in the comfort of your home while sipping a hot cup of chai, but the story is different if you are stuck in a traffic jam, sitting in a auto rickshaw, amid heavy Monsoon rains.