Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Alive

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It had been just a few days since she got the news of her incurable illness from her physician. It had taken a while for the seriousness of the matter to sink in and finally she had managed to croak “How much time do I have?” to which the doctor, after a few moments of deep thought had replied “A few months if you are lucky.”

In those few days her world had turned upside down and every moment was punctuated by “Why me?” a question with no clear answer. It made her look back at the life she had lived. Had she really lived for herself? She found herself struggling to recollect times when she had followed her heart, doing things for her own happiness outside the expectations from her family. Who was she now? A wife? Mother? What did she love to do? What did she dream of? She was surprised that she couldn't remember.

She rummaged through her cupboard and found her guitar. It seemed like an object from another life. She dusted it and tested the strings. It felt a little awkward, holding it after ages but as she began strumming, her confusions melted away. She soon lost herself in the rhythm. She played like never before, reminiscing the days she when she used to perform for an applauding crowd. The musical notes swept through her, filling her with life and happiness. It was the most perfect moment of her life. She knew she was dying, yet she felt alive like never before.





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24 comments:

  1. Music does have that power! Great start, Vidya! Looking forward to more.

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  2. Poignantly penned, Vidya! Music has amazing healing powers :) What a beautiful beginning for A to Z!

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  3. wow! subtle and yet so intense!! loved reading it! happy to be joining you on this journey!

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    1. Hopping over to your blog :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Superb start to the challenge Vidya..exactly the same one could have expected. Looking forward to upcoming posts

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  5. Yes, music can do wonders! Glad that it cast its magic on her and made her feel alive too! A good start to the challenge, Vidya :)

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    1. Thank you Shilpa, yes music is soothing indeed :)

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  6. When you do things that bring you joy and are your passions, you spring to life. Nice one.

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  7. That is a nice one. Music can make us alive.

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  8. Poignant! Music is ever rejuvenating! Alas, I had attended few guitar classes, but now, the guitar is buried somewhere in the shadows of my home. One day .. I would dust it too ..

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  9. Several years ago I had a debilitating, though not life-threatening, illness. I am convinced it was the power of art that helped me not only heal physically, but to change my life going forward. This is a great little vignette about how precious life is, and how we should all "live like we were dying."

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  10. Passion can make you feel alive :) Great start vidya :)

    A Stranger In The Mirror

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  11. Good one, Vidya. An inspiring post.

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  12. Sad yet powerful. Music, Books or Art does this to a person. No wonder we have given it a status of a Goddess in our lives. Great post :)

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  13. Our passion keeps us alive ...great write-up... :-)

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  14. Music and passion is what keeps you alive :) Very well written and a great start Vidya!

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  15. I feel the same way about music!

    Visiting from the A to Z challenge.
    www.marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.com

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  16. It's funny how looming death can make us feel more alive. Great piece.

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  17. Priorities become clearer when one becomes consciously aware of the limited time available...
    A very poignant take on 'Alive'...

    All the best for the A to Z Challenge!

    Nimi
    http://FascinatingQuest.blogspot.com

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  18. Liked the "Title" of your post, Vidya. What I feel is : if a person is dying young, most of the time s(he) will believe that s(he) hasn't enjoyed life at its best. S(He) would always be flooded with bad/uneventful memories, which is common. I agree, most people also don't have the luxury of living an eventful life.

    Wishing you All the Very Best for A-Z challenge. :-)

    Best Regards
    Anshul Sukhwal
    Wedding Photographer in India

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  19. Hello Vidya,
    I'm visiting from Pam's Unconventional Alliance on the a to z blog challenge. Your theme intrigues me and I'll look forward to seeing your daily postings.
    Enjoy your a to z adventure.
    Claire
    http://afieldtriplife.com

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