DP Daily Prompt: New Skin
If you could spend the next year as someone radically different from the current “you”–a member of a different species, someone from a different gender or generation, etc.– who would you choose to be?
I’d love to be Rabindranath Tagore, to see if all his creativity rubs off on me. His poems, his stories, his non-fiction and his songs is what makes him who he was.
For starters I’d like to concentrate on his songs and pay more attention to the lyrics. I’m always motivated by his songs, the soft melody makes the songs beautiful.
I always wanted to learn singing, but could not my mom was too scared for she thought I may not get the kind of education she wanted me to have.
Now it’s different I can live in the world of fantasy for a while and be what I’d like to be, a singer, who is able to play as many musical instruments as is humanly possible. Pull out of the archives some of the best songs of Tagore and sing them with ease much like a professional. That will be awesome for me!
What a wonderful post about becoming Tagore. In many ways, you *do* become him, as you immerse yourself in translating his poetry.
Thank you for this post.
All good wishes,
Thank you for your nice comment.
Good idea :D. But I agree with Robert that you do become him as translator of his songs and poems. You have introduced us to so many treasures of his. Thank you.
Thank you my dear brother, when I translated that song I felt so proud that
I was a Bengali and understood his lyrics.
It would be like an adventure going through the mind of an artist to see what inspired him/her to create each poem song story or art. The stories behind each creation are often very interesting.
Thank you dear Sonya, I agree with you.