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.