365 days writing prompt: Musical https://sabethville.wordpress.com /2014/01/26/365-days-jan.26-music/

Music plays a big role in my life. Whenever I’m sad I think about certain songs and quietly sing to feel better.

From a very early age I was fascinated with songs and their lyrics. I started with ,”my mind to me a kingdom is, such perfect joy therein I find.” I was very young when we were taught this song in school. Something about the tune caught my fancy. I’ve never forgotten it.

This was followed by songs in my language. I am a Bengali and Tagore became my idol. I can sit and listen to his songs for a long time. I’m never tired or bored. Music gives me the kind of encouragement I need in times when I am frustrated and am at a loss  about what to do with myself.It has a calming effect on me. I’m sure this happens to other people too.

I love Hindi and Urdu songs as well. Now that I understand the lyrics it gives me a lot of pleasure listening and singing.

Sometimes I feel unhappy because I wasn’t allowed to have a musical instrument and a teacher who could give me voice lessons. My family was against it because according to them my education would suffer.

The time has passed, but my love for music hasn’t changed one iota.

8 thoughts on “365 days writing prompt: Musical https://sabethville.wordpress.com /2014/01/26/365-days-jan.26-music/

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this.

    I, like you, have a love for music. I sense that music is nothing less than a gift from the Divine.

    All good wishes,


  2. Dear Chaman,

    Music is indeed wonderful and can easily change one’s mood. I absolutely love singing, though I never had the courage to take vocal classes. Perhaps one day I will! Why don’t you take up classes now? It’s never too late 🙂

    I also wanted to ask you something else, a bit off topic. I was looking for Iqbal’s new course description, as I’m thinking about signing up as well. Could you tell me what this course is about?

    Much love,

    I apologise for misspelling your name in my previous message. I’m using my phone and it automatically changed the spelling.

    • Shaidi,the course name is,”Thinking with the Soul.” Sounds perfect for you Shaidi. The course starts on February 3rd 2014. I’d love to see you there.
      With all my love,

    • I cannot answer that question, but when I think of it seriously,don’t we love to hear the recitation of the Quran by a Hafiz,doesn’t it sound like music. It gets the attention of all the Muslims.There are ghazals written by famous poets they are songs. There are good and bad in everything,but if we listen to the mullahs whom Iqbal hated, they tell us everything is bad.
      Sonya I know what you are thinking it’s how we interpret makes a difference.

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