Invariably every sunday, when I’m in a mood for elaborate cooking….I realized that I queue up the same songs every time; individually picking them across various folders <some strange and unexplainable sense of dislike for playlists>. But yeah, I noticed that I wind up with almost the same set of songs every single time. My appreciation for the songs, their beautiful lyrics woven into soulful melodies seems to grow with time. Now this post was going to be a list of those songs but for some strange reason I don’t feel like putting them out there. This desire to not share is maybe mildly influenced by Mr Wilde’s quote and more importantly where the quote came to me from.
“When I like people immensely, I never tell their names to any one. It is like surrendering a part of them.”
Anyway, but there is one song I couldn’t refrain from writing about. This song in its entirety has to be one the most beautiful songs of all time. It’s a classic from the 1960’s hit movie Hum Dono rendered by Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle. Actually there are a lot of things that come to me, when I hear this song, but this one thought here is quite predominant.
Abhi na jao chod kar…Ye dil abhi bhara nahi..
My parents have their morning tea together always at around 6 AM and sometimes even earlier. They sit together and talk about this and that. I don’t know exactly what as I’ve never been up that early or even if I am up studying for some exam etc, I don’t join in as I’ve always felt this is their thing :). But every time the tea time comes to an end especially on a week day, I always see my dad coaxing my mom to stay for some more time. He generally has no strong reason to convince her for the extra five minute stay because the tea is done, they’ve had over an hour of chat and plus mom has a lot of stuff to do before she leaves for work. But he always insists and she almost always gives in. That frame stands captured in my mind….the big couch, a tray with tea cups and both of them talking….. Since my father has a transferable job, we’ve moved houses many times, but this scene remains intact. The houses change, position of the couch changes, the upholstery changes but them sitting together conversing and enjoying their tea….that’s been the same for almost 26 years now. After being with a person for almost 26 years, day in and day out if you still feel like hanging out, talking for a bit more with that person……I think you’ve had a very fulfilling life, one to be really thankful for…:)…..
Jo khatm ho kisi jagah, ye aisa silsila nahi….