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Rhyme and reason

April 4, 2012 20 comments

School, office, homework, business
Projects, shopping, cooking and chores
Bogged down with the daily grind
Our lives are like one big race

Lugging overloaded school bags
A child brings home more work
Is there a time for fun and games
When lost in this timeless maze?

Caged behind office cubicles
Targets and timelines
Deals and telephone calls
The blood pressure builds

Sandwiches, noodles or pancakes
What would you like to have today?
Have you thought of your housewife?
Who cares for you like a trained waiter

Bulls and bears
Stocks and Indices
It is the economy stupid
Giving you those nightmares

Add some rhyme and reason
Replace logic with intuition
Clear that mental clutter
Add balance to your life

Spill some colour
Pen a verse
Play a game
Listen to music

An artist is a breath of fresh air
Revelling in creative freedom
Letting loose enchanting melody
The song of his soul

© copyright skm, 4th April 2012

 

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If music be the food of love, play on …

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1-3

Our minds are nowadays so full of logical thinking.  Right from the morning hours when we wake up to the end of the day we get lost in our preoccupations.  The mind is subjected to routine tasks of brushing teeth, having a shower, packing up, ironing clothes etc.  Then when do we get the time to relax our nerves, stretch a leg and have fun?

We are used to performing left brain activities everyday.  So, we need a creative outlet to express ourselves .  This can be done by engaging in right brain activities.  We can do this through art, music, and fun outdoor activities or evening watching a cartoon with your kid.

I found that I have been performing less right brain activities and since last year I started taking part in activities that I have never thought of doing earlier.  I took up  Indian classical violin lessons.  Then I started taking an active part in Toastmasters which gives you an avenue to communicate on topics which are outside the realm of office or business life.  I also indulge in poetry writing more often, biking, inline skating and occasionally run a marathon.

Music is a great stress reliever.  When you play music or sing a song with all your heart it is a great avenue to pour out from the innermost recesses of your heart.  A soulful rendition also wins everyones hearts.  Most of all, it makes us feel light and relaxed.  Music is a form of meditation and has been recommended as a remedy for stress-related illnesses.  Music can promote concentration, alertness and it stimulates our brain.

Plato so wisely said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

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