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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Blessed

Life, I muse, is like some of the old Hindi film songs I listen to.
I enjoy the music, the voice, the score
l close my eyes at its soft melody.
I know the meaning of a few words here and there, a refrain or two
A word, a phrase, a sentence - and the thread breaks - and  yet somehow
I catch the drift, and watch it, like wine being poured into my cup.

Over the years, I learn a few more words
The song is more meaningful, though  gaps of ignorance remain.

At this twilight, I listen, straining to look deeper
And smile to myself - I will never understand the song in full.

Blessed are those who know the language of life.

************** Balachandran V, Trivandrum 01.04.2012


  1. The language of life- the mystery of it is perhaps what makes the curiosity enjoyable and awe. Don't you think so?
    The same matters to the old genre Hindi film songs.

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  3. One does not know the words to understand its essence; which I am sure you experience and enjoy.

    And as Anil said, the pleasure is more in exploring the unknown - be in places, women or music ;-)

  4. @Anil, @Insignia: Mysteries could be tiresome after some time...

  5. indeed sir blessed are those who know the language of life ..

    But then If i know what i am doing it will become monotonous.. boring

    luckily out there on the street I have no idea who i will meet or see or what i will face .. thats the beauty of it all ..


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