May 26, 2008

Something's missing

6.20 p.m. and she was done with her work. She left the air-conditioned office and headed home. Hot and humid air awaited her outdoors. The sun was still shining and she could see the colour of the buildings, rather than the grayish shades that they put on later in the eve. It looked like a different world.

She got into the car and started her drive. 5 radio stations. Not a single one played a good song. Every two seconds, her finger kept pressing the next button, cursing the producer who didn’t think twice before playing that awful number on such a beautiful evening. Luckily she found a CD to her rescue. An old favourite calmed her restless soul.

Nothing could replicate the magic of old songs, she thought. There was meaning in every word that was written. The music was such that generations later people would still cherish it. Why had it become so difficult to live life in that pace, she wondered.

She wished she could pause her life and enjoy all those things she had not in months. Listen to all her favourite songs and get nostalgic. Read the books she had bought with the hope that she’d read them someday. Make a card for that someone special. Have chai in the garden and watch the birds return home. Call up a friend and talk like there were no tomorrow. Cook something special for her family. Go out for a movie with friends. Write on her blog….

She played the song once again, the lyrics crying out her heart’s desire. Dil dhoondhta hai phir wohi fursat ke raat din...

6 comments:

~ ॐ ~ said...

I am absolutely in love with that song...

dharmabum said...

oh thats a nice song. sometimes, its just us - we tend to stop ourselves from going out and doing our own things...why? i wonder...

Piggy Little said...

welcome back :)
sometimes moving on is the only way. and sometimes wanting much better than having.
because when you get back to that one passionate thing, you are able to do it more sincerely, with as much more love and dedication as there honestly, is no tomorrow.

bhumika said...

@om

You know, there are some feelings that you are so familiar with but just can't express it in words. Then there comes a song, that narrates exactly what you had been feeling. And you go like - wow, it couldn't get better than this.

This is that kind of a song :)

@dharmabum

"we tend to stop ourselves from going out and doing our own things"

I completely agree. And yes, i too wonder..why? It's ironical - as much as we want to go out and enjoy ourselves, we like to find comfort in the routine tasks that leave us with little time.

@neha

thank you :)

It's true. After this monotonous routine, when i go back to the things i love the most i cherish every moment. :)

adi said...

hmmm. u shud write more frequently. and its only a request, garbed in suggestion :) thanks for visiting delhidreams, hope u'll come often.
btw, is that 'passage to india' by forester? tc.

bhumika said...

hi adi, welcome to my blog :) i shall take care of that suggestion/request.

'passage to india' is by the english novelist E.M. Foster.