When a song becomes the tear-jerkerEmotion plays a very important role in our life. We laugh a lot, cry at times. We express our feelings through these acts. Pains, physical as well as mental, feeling of sadness brings tears. There is also the tears of joy, which is witnessed when very close friends or relatives are united after a long gap. Few incidents cannot be forgotten. We become emotional when we remember those incidents and try to relieve ourselves by shedding tears.
One such incident occurred during my student life. My father's youngest sister was suffering from a life threatening disease and hospitalized. We knew her days are numbered but I was hopeful. I thought she will recover. I visited her immediately after hospitalization and since I was very young at that time, my parents didn't allow me to visit her frequently. After almost a month, I heard her condition was deteriorating and one afternoon I planned to visit her in the hospital. At that time in our area, a vendor, selling groceries, used to move around the locality in his van by playing music to attract customers. While we were going out, the vendor was playing a song from a recently released movie of that time. I liked the tune. Since we stay in the suburbs, it took sometime to reach the hospital. I was excited thinking we will meet her.
After reaching there I was so shocked. I heard she passed away two days ago. There was a tussle between few of the family members and because of that they didn't inform us. It was a shocking moment for all of us and as a child it affected me in a different way. After that whenever I heard that particular song, which was played by the vendor at the start of our journey, I remember those moments. That song still remained a tear-jerker.
This is an entry to the TOW contest