I have been sitting in at my daughter’s harmonium lessons, and though the teacher encouraged me to learn, I found it all too complicated. I have never played a musical instrument. But a few weeks ago, after a deep breathing and meditation session, just suddenly I was determined to give it a go. And I struggled on my own, I really did but when the hint of a tune reached my ears, I was absolutely thrilled! I kept at it, hurriedly copying notations from the teacher’s book (and he does not write in english!) and staying up late trying out different ragas. I have mostly taught myself the little that I know and feel so proud of my achievement. Even my daughters are amazed at me :)
I found I have no words for all the vicious and senseless inhuman actions that I have been seeing these past few days.
Normally I would write poetry, but my words seem inadequate. I am going to do something so daring and post the raag ashaqi (at least I think that is the name).
I just learnt it an hour ago, so please do bear with me, I am a complete beginner. It is one of my favorite ragas from the ones I have come across so far. Poetry may be powerful, but the comfort of these few notes is beyond compare. This is sort of my poem without words, hope you understand what I am trying to say. With this small tune, I wish to spread hope for peace in this world.