Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrᵻkɔər/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.
(adj/noun) from Greek πέτρα petra, meaning “stone”, and ἰχώρ īchōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology
And there you are, making a quick stop to capture the rain coming over in the distance after spending some spiritual time in your favourite monastery. The storm is far ahead more than 20kms away from you and the thunders are coming down to the mountain tops and you are watching it as a shower over them astonished. You try to take some photos before it fades away and the only thing you can see is rain, and then is when it hits you. Your nasal airways are suddenly awake, they are so sensitive they can sense the earth, it is like the earth is breathing and informing everyone that something is coming… I can sense the aroma of the earth and the flowers so intense, I can see some of them changing position as if they (and they do) are informed and are aware of what is coming. So I drop the clicks of the thunders and fall onto my knees and start observing them. It is a very distinctive feeling, it is like you and me… and no one else there. A very personal moment with the earth, talking to you and it seems you understand everything that very special moment. You see the hays bending as if they are melting or as if they are trying to take shelter and you do sit there closely watching them and you look up in the sky and God what have you created so wisely! Amazing! You feel the petrichor of the first rain drops and it is exhilarating of how much life can be expressed from just some drops of rain! A whole new MicroCosmos that you never took the time to notice or try to understand.
A Blessing itself!
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