Days are blurred
They just pass
In work, in joy, in Sadness
They seem to be running
I feel I am behind time
Unable to catch a break
Everything is a haze
A lot is going on
They say it is good –
To be busy, to remain occupied
To be involved in what is called a CAREER
I write, I teach
I read NEWS, I interview
I train, I review
I work, work, work.
Oh! Time slips by
It is all a fog
A chaos- A blur
I feel lost
No time to think, no time to love
No time at all to be ME
No time to ponder, No time to wonder
Everything is at pace
Fast, A haze, a confusion
When do I cry out loud, for the sorrows?
When do I laugh and prance for all the joys?
When do I simply lay down with my eyes closed?
When do I cherish what I have?
When do I complain for what I don’t?
When do I anticipate? When do I procrastinate?
When do I do the good?
When do I conspire the bad?
This moment it is 7 and I am running to work,
The next it is 6 – and I am running from work
It is a viscous cycle
Hazy, Chaotic, Blinding
7 to 6; Monday to Sunday, 1st to 31st
A vision too feeble, a sight too vague
Anyways, I live.
Or, Do I?
This poem sums it all up, doesn’t it? We all are too engrossed, rather, drained in living our so-called high-profile corporate lives. We live mechanical lives. We follow robotic routines. Sometimes, no, actually often – we feel like we a need break.
We feel the desperate urge to relax and just go away – if not physically, at least mentally. What do we do when there are no extended weekends coming up and we still need a getaway badly. Well, the best place to seek peace and solace is MUSIC, especially Sufi Music. I felt and experienced the bliss of calm while at work! Yes, indeed.
We (I with my Camera Crew) were at Kamani auditorium – a famous convention centre located in central Delhi for a shoot. Film fare award winner, popular playback singer and a Sufi expert – Kavita Seth was in town to perform for a select audience.
My genre being Art and Culture at Doordarshan, I was there to interview Kavita ji and then cover her concert. It was during this shoot that I heard Ms. Seth Live for the first time and I instantly fell in love with her soulful voice. From lesser known numbers like ‘Mujhe Mat Roko” (Gangster) to popular tracks like “Gunja sa Hai Koi Ek tara’ (Wake Up Sid) and Sufi hits like “Dama Dum Mast kalandar” and “Trance with Khusrow” – she performed some heavenly numbers.
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Her music had a unique healing power. It took us to another world – a world of tranquility and serenity – a world of joy and happiness. It was a great day for me. An icing on the cake was that during the one hour interview, I requested her to sing my personal favorites encore and she did!
So, if you ever want to cleanse your soul of all the hustle bustle of the concrete jungle but yet do not have time/resources to go somewhere – just rely on Ms. Seth’s music.
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