The rhythmic drive to lonelinessIt was 7 am in the morning. My parents headed to an important ceremony, leaving me to pick up my sister who was on her way from Chennai. I received her call, stating her train was late. I was alone in the house. It was a rainy day hence there was a power cut. I felt very lonely.
I thought of preparing some sandwich in the kitchen, just then a few glasses fell from the table, I tried to lift them but suddenly some plates dropped on my head. By listening to this sound, an idea flashed into my mind, to tap all the equipment in the kitchen with a spoon so as to listen to different sound notations. This drive took me deep into the rhythms created by things around me. I was mesmerized. The continuous sound of the bang! bang! the sound brought me back to the real world. It was my sister who was waiting at the door. I received her with enthusiasm and moved to the family function together.
On our way, I expressed my feelings to her and also suggested her to read this article on
how does music affect us in our daily life? so that she could also reap the benefits of rhythms in loneliness.
This is my entry for TOW contest - drive