No Music = No Life

Without music, my life would be empty. I wondered, when I saw the prompt “Music”, where to begin. Should I talk about a favorite artist? Should I talk about a wonderful experience? Should I ramble about how I am an 80’s music buff? Each song I’ve heard and know holds a memory for me. It may not be a great song, but it could take me to a happy place. Some songs simply get stuck in my head and play in a loop, refusing to let go. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato I have fond memories of my first music teacher – who tutored me in Carnatic Classical Vocal music. Her name was Sita and we called her Sita Mami (aunty). I was five years old at the time and attended classes at her house from 5 pm to 7 pm and she would teach me while she carried on with her cooking. Smells of sambar, mustard sputtering as she added the vegetables to cook into a curry would be wafting in her kitchen. Her daughter, Girija was around 16 or 17 and seemed … Continue reading No Music = No Life