Finally it rained…
It rained cats and dogs. It was sort of mini rainstorm. But things seem fine at least in our area. Like the power lines are intact. I haven’t witnessed fallen trees nearby etc.
The last one week was so hellish in terms of weather. The city was simmering like an oven. People would sweat for no reason right under the fan and the moisture in the air had made the breathing difficult due to which one would feel suffocated. People would be in bad mood all the time, I think for the obvious reason and after exchanging greetings, everyone would think it mandatory to comment on the weather. This is the easiest way is to whine to each other. As for me, I remained quiet… yes, I become so quiet in such weather (partly because I feel drained) that my family thinks I am brooding over something.
So this afternoon out of nowhere (so typical of Peshawar, the weather here always deceives the forecasts… or perhaps this city’s weatherman is so incompetent) thick clouds started to converge right over the Peshawar skies. It became so dark in a while that afternoon (1:00 PM) looked like an evening. And finally it started to pour. Prayers had been answered. It is quite pleasant now.