Daily Prompt : Simply the best

Nasa is building a new voyager spacecraft that will carry the best of human culture. What belongs on board?

I would love to see the Best Chefs, famous Artists,  Musicians, Scientists and Physicians. Nurses to take care of any one   on board who gets sick.

All these people will entertain each other as they perform their specific craft. Wouldn’t it be lovely?

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Tagore song: Aami shudhu roinu baaki, posted and translated by Ranu


আমিই শুধু রইনু বাকি ।
যা ছিল তা গেল চলে, রইল যা তা কেবল ফাঁকি ।।
আমার ব’লে ছিল যারা আর তো তারা দেয় না সাড়া-
কোথায় তারা, কোথায় তারা, কেঁদে কেঁদে কারে ডাকি ।।
বল্‌ দেখি মা, শুধাই তোরে- আমার কিছু রাখলি নে রে,
আমি কেবল আমায় নিয়ে কোন্‌ প্রাণেতে বেঁচে থাকি ।।

I am the only one left

What I had went away

What remains is deceit

Those who were mine

They no longer respond

Where are they, where are they

I weep and wonder

Whom shall I call

Tell me mother, I ask you–

You did not leave ,anything

That belonged to me

What kind of heart do I need

To live only by myself.

I was thinking about the lyrics of Tagore’s song. I thought he was probably thinking about his own life. His mother died soon after he was born, when he grew up and got married, he and his wife had four children all of them died at an early age. His wife also died early. Tagore was alone.

This may be the reason, he wrote the song: Aami shudhu roinu baaki– I am the only one left, what I had went away. Those who were mine, they no longer respond.

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