Sunday, May 29, 2005

Sound of music

Watched a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Esplanade with Starbreez yesterday. I realised that the amazing thing about watching an orchestra playing is that even though I was just seated silently, there was a lot of activity going on inside my head.

As the 100 odd musicians played the fast compositions, I felt myself struggling to keep up with the amazing ups and downs in the music and the variations made to the piece by the cellos, basses, oboes, flutes, clarinets, violins, harps, bassoons, tubas, piano, trumpets and many other instruments, some of which I had never seen in my life before.

And when they played the slower pieces, it felt as if I was in a raft bobbing gently on a stream. And just as looking at moving water does to me, I got reflective. I started thinking about all the things that this blog is about.
Life. Love. Family. Friends. Me.

What music can do to you is so amazing.

I miss my university musical band. The last time I sang on stage was in 2001.

And now I don't sing anymore. I want to but I don't.

:(



9 comments:

Anish said...

what about a record label to accompany your book :-)

Sahil said...

Isn't it absolutely amazing how such music can pull the strings of your heart, and bring out such emotion in oneself?

Its an absolutely lovely feeling.

Sayesha said...

Anish,
Haha! Yeah man, that would be so cool. Since I want to write a book for grown-ups now, the accompanying CD can contain loris for grown-ups! Alternatively, I could just read out what I wrote in the book. That would serve as a good lori, huh? :P


Sahil,
Do I know you from somewhere? Blog ethics prohibit me from asking you who you are, but sometimes you sound strangely familiar...

Sahil said...

If ethics prohibit you from asking... then you shouldn't be asking, haina?

...after all you don't want to set a bad example for the kids. ;)

Sayesha said...

Haha! I am not asking who you are. I just asked "Do I know you from somewhere?" Your answer can be a simple "Yes" or "No".

:)

Sahil said...

ok - fair enough. I'll let you have this one. I would like to answer yes, but i'm going to have to say no.

Anish said...

Never knew that such blog ethics existed :-)

Angelsera said...

U r most welcome to make a come back when the new 'Shruthilaya' is set up...if that is of any consolation....

Sayesha said...

Yes, Angelsera, looking forward to it. Really looking forward to it :)