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The String…

The tune of the music spoke to her soul.

a sojourner…

a wayfarer…

a traveller…

Following the rolls, cadence and sway of the beat…

searching through the fog in her mind…

ruminating for hope, for joy, for comfort, for deliverance…

The music conjured up emotions lost, but never forgotten…

a balm…

a yearning…

a homecoming…

The chords emitted from the strings of the violin,

its melody soothingly tender yet desperate…

dragging over the strings of her battered and bruised soul

making notes that holds in its promise,

a fulfillment…

a redemption…

peace.

Have you ever felt such attachment to any music that it draws out emotions that finds you struggling for the right words to describe how exactly it makes you feel? I know that sometimes such emotions are raw that we feel as if sharing them with someone else exposes our nakedness, vulnerability and inner privacy.

I grew up in a home with a dad who woke us up most mornings with the melodious flow of sounds of music from the Grundig turntable that had its pride of place in our living room and I grew up learning to appreciate all forms of musical sounds. Many a times, especially nowadays, a track transports me decades back to specific moments in time and I allow the memories trapped in my minds’ eye to dance to the tune.

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7 thoughts on “The String…

  1. I too remember waking up to the sounds of music. It was the radio in my case . And in my own house we had the cassette player and then the CD . Now with streaming music, I listen to music in my aloneness – walking or in the car . I miss those days when the whole house listened to the music

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    1. Unishta, I totally get you. I also miss those days because these days most people have their own gadgets and headphones et al. I honestly believe that back in the days there were a lot more wholesome habits and ordinary things that we did as a family that effortlessly helped to build bonds. Thank you for visiting.

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