Tell us about a sensation,a taste, a smell, a piece of music– that transports you back to childhood.
There is a song, the lyrics are written by Tagore, it is in Bengali, which is my mother tongue.Every time I hear it, I recall the day I heard it, how much I loved it and felt I could listen to this forever.
Here is the song, I copied it from Youtube:
In this song Tagore talks about his passing, he says everything will be the same, only his footsteps will be missing, the boats will be there buying and selling will go on like before, he reminds his readers and fans to stop thinking about him and calling him.
There will be signs of his absence, such as his musical instrument will be full of dust, his house will have thorny creepers growing around it. His garden will be covered with weeds and thick grass. Moss and lichen will surround the pond, reminding everyone that their favorite poet is no longer there.
Then he assures us he won’t be gone forever, he’d be back with a new name, will have new friends and will be back on the playground having a great time.
This song transports me back to my childhood.