Music, Musings

All My Life In One Walk

I start off slow, picking up speed as I scale the gentle slopes leading away from home. The music is gentle starting with Ed Sheeran’s Perfect. I imagine the sawdust on my bare feet, leaning into broad shoulders and slow dancing. Things that would never happen in real life. I turn the bend and my […]

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Music, Musings

The Soundtrack To My Life

I sway uninhibited to Ed Sheeran’s Shape of you as the twins wave bye and leave the house, their linked hands and matching pink boots making me emotional. Laddu is on the high chair drinking milk out of a straw grooving to the song herself. The rest of the morning is a blur as the […]

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Happiness, Home, Music, Musings

The unimagined future

I swing with Laddu on my hip swaying to the upbeat tempo of Mental Manadhil. She shrieks with laughter as I do. We circle in the tiny space between the stove and the kitchen island. As I turn, I notice the okra smoking on the stove. I rush to turn the heat down and salvage […]

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Blogging U, Life, Memories, Music, Musings, Writing 101

Meaningful Melodies

Today’s prompt over at Writing 101 takes me back a good decade or more. To a time when I had just discovered music beyond what I saw on television or heard on the radio. It brings back memories of rainy evenings spent browsing the music section of a store I frequented then. Of being lost […]

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Music, Musings

Music, Muses

With the weather cooling and winter coming at us faster than I like, I realize it will soon be a year since I started my current job. One that I like and enjoy with the sole exception of the long commute it entails. Over the past year, NPR and WHYY has kept me company morning […]

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Happiness, Memories, Music

Comfort in anonymity

Saturday evening saw K and I at our local temple. Having reached earlier than my bro and family, we took our time admiring the different idols there and took in the ambience. Looking over casually at the new hall that was built as part of the temple we realized there was a free bhajan/devotional music […]

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