Sunday, August 21, 2011

Commas in the Beautiful World,,,


First of all, to all those who have been reading my blog posts and might have mulled over the blog title, A Little of That in those commas, at some point of time or the other, perchance, I owe an explanation for the same….!!!
What are commas for?
What are these?
Well as per my perception, they are those beautiful curves which beg us to take short breaks or else bear the consequences. These are those little speed-breakers on streets, roads, and highways in the context of literature. Literature somehow has also been an area of high magnetic field in my life. Metaphors, personification and similes have always attracted me because you can compare anything with everything in this world and also out of this world.
And so I can compare our lives with paragraphs; our daily lives with lines; and those little breaks that we take in our daily lives to think from sensible things to absolute rubbish things, with commas.
Well, as I said earlier, commas are supposed to be short brakes, but I kind of enjoy them, and so for me, they last for a little longer durations (after all, I know, I am going to have a long life!!).
 Just like today, when I was supposed to work for a project, I rather chose to listen to cold play (my favorite music band) and it took to me to a different world.
 My favorite number from the band is a song titled beautiful world. There are other masterpieces that the band has gifted its fans, but this particularly is my favorite because it neither makes me happy nor makes me sad. It seems as if the band while composing the song thought of something like; let’s go to the outer space and mimic our lives in the form of music for two minutes. In two minutes it manages to touch all the chords of my senses as if finger-tipped all the moods that I can go through and all the emotions that I can feel, to make me aware of all of these. So basically in the end it makes all kind of forces act upon me and in the end I don’t know what the result is! All I know is that within the two minute frame, the time realized a change of momentum. And then I get pulled by the invincible force developed around me to relish all those moods and emotions again.
It is like a word that fills up blanks in any incomplete sentence. The song somehow just fits in each phase of my life.
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And so every time I listen to it, it makes me realize this is how life is; it just goes on with no defined breaks or moods, but with commas. It goes on with intervened vicissitudes accentuated with low and high tempo or absence of it in the song. For instance, we usually follow a normal mundane daily routine but sometimes our days get highlighted with special moments or times when we could imagine a different instrument or a set of instruments being played in the background. But in the end does it leave you with an entirely different mood?
 At the end of the day, we neither feel high sense of elevation, nor do we feel terribly depressed. This is what happens most of the times. It just goes on…..nothing really changes…Time has got a unique property, i.e., at the end it neutralizes everything…

 I remember, in the second year of my college, when for the first time I started traveling long distances, on my own, I used to listen to the song again and again on my walkman (those were the times of technology backwardness). I used to keep rewinding it to understand what exactly the song was doing to me. All I knew then was that it seemed that the song was being played in the same rhythm of my life, of my journey.
And even today when I listen to it, it makes me hear my own life. And it does nothing else….
Have you ever come across such a song…let the music player of your mind play it now…!!

Watch the video of 'Beautiful World' ...(also named 'don't panic')..

16 comments:

  1. Very well thought of and equally well penned down :)

    P.S. - Just stumbled upon your blog !

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  2. @Anwesh: thank you...and yes stumbling upon my blog was a serendipity...keep reading it.. :)

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  3. hahaha...fun but also some very profound paras like this one: "And so I can compare our lives with paragraphs; our daily lives with lines; and those little breaks that we take in our daily lives to think from sensible things to absolute rubbish things, with commas." and this one "It is like a word that fills up blanks in any incomplete sentence. The song somehow just fits in each phase of my life."
    Yes, songs anchor me too. There songs I latch onto as I struggle to move ahead. Thanks, Sakshi--nice post!
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    1. Hi Bhavana..I should be thankful to you..a blogpost is irrelevant without its readers..!!
      Keep reading :)

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  4. Hi sakshi

    Well penned post . Loved the thought time neutralizes everything :)

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  5. Great post and a great song, brings me back memories of college with Coldplay and Radiohead..

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  6. Superb post and for few minutes i was immersed in comma it was like i am in coma for time being.Loved the song too :)

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  7. great post...
    www.rajnishonline.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank You :)
      Visited your blog..it's really nice!

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  8. The way you linked the meaning of your blog title with the meaning of life was quite beautiful. And comparing our life to literary figures (literally) was quite sublime. It is indeed worthwhile to take those tiny little commas as they add a lot of happiness and keep our lives fresh. Wonderfully written. :)

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    1. Hi Raj..this is one of our perceptions of our so called lives..I'm glad you liked it..Thank You :)

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  9. An interesting and a great thought on commas! It was a well composed post :)

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