Most of my blog posts are planned out in advance, carefully curated, rechecked multiple times before they go up on the blog. But occasionally, I cannot help but write spontaneous blog posts like The Wait and #SheIsSpecial.
Today I am writing the third most spontaneous blog post on The Soulful Nib.
Since the past few months, I have had this feeling of monotony, drabness and general discontent. I could not, even to the best of my abilities, figure out why I felt this way. Especially when everything in your life is going well, you wonder what is it that makes you feel this way, right?
I got my answer a few days ago. The missing piece. Music.
Yes. Music. I had gotten so busy with my studies, work, and writing, that I had forgotten my phone has a music player on it.
For the uninitiated, I have been a great lover of music since forever. I have spent all my teenage years scrounging for new music to listen to. I even remember those days when I had not yet started using the internet. The only way I could get to know the lyrics of my favourite song was to listen to it and write it down. I even have an entire notebook with the lyrics of all the songs I loved back then.
But now, the internet has made me lazy in this regard :P. Any lyrics I want to know, I can find it on Google in a matter of seconds.
In my previous blog post Life Lessons from Dear Zindagi, I spoke about how I love to analyse movies. The same applies to music too! If I like a song, I listen to it multiple times and pay close attention to each and every note. I try to understand what the lyricist must have thought of while writing the song.
Have you ever done this? Analyse a song and discover something new about it with each listen?
Coming back, so, a few days ago, I stumbled upon a song from a Bollywood movie which released a couple of years ago. And let’s say, I fell in love with it! That’s an understatement. I have become OBSESSED with it. (For the curious minds, the song is Ghar from Jab Harry Met Sejal). And as I listened to it “n” number of times, a slow realisation hit me. This was what I was missing. The feeling of discovering a new piece of music. The feeling of overwhelm. The feeling of peace.
I am not making this up, but my mood changed drastically after I rediscovered my love for music. I feel so much more cheerful and calm. True to what one of my music lover friends has to say, music never leaves you.
My relationship with music has been for a very long time. And just like how you cannot stay away from someone you love dearly, you cannot stay away from something you love dearly. Only once you get back to it, do you realise how much you’ve been missing it.
So, that’s all! All’s well that ends well. 🙂
I urge you to reconnect to whatever you loved as a kid. Sometimes that’ll be the missing piece of your soul. And when the blog is The Soulful Nib, soul talks will continue. ☺️