What’s the last idea you’ve ever had? Regale us with every detail of the idea–the idea itself where it came to you,and the problem it solved?
I once thought why not I translate the lyrics of one of my favorite Tagore songs.
I sat down listened to the song and felt only a poet like him can write lyrics like that. I heard the song many times never cared to think what it was about, sang with it, then suddenly something told me he is actually telling us how everything will be, when he is gone.
In the last verse he writes, “Who says I won’t join my friends in the playground, I’d participate in all the games.”
It seems he came full circle, he was born lived life, then death took him and he was reborn.
Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity— running,chopping vegetables,folding laundry,whatever.What’s it like when you’re in the “Zone”?
Running, chopping vegetables, folding laundry, none of these activities are my favorite way of getting lost.
Listening to songs is my favorite pastime, they remind me of my childhood, whenever there was a wedding in town the bride’s family played different songs on the loudspeaker, the songs became my favorite and I sang along, it was something I loved doing, I would get lost in my thoughts and hoped the songs would never end.
When I’m by myself, I listen to Tagore songs on youtube, I imagine Tagore singing and telling us how we should spend our time. It feels nice to be able to sing along and forget about the unpleasant things happening in our day to day life.