Shades of Passion

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Spot the rose in the bunch.....

Disclaimer: This blog, again, is a result of my discussion with with a friend about feelings

When we get bruised on the knee, we feel pain. When we get scolded by Boss for something we've not done, we feel anger. When we want to eat food, we feel hungry!!!

These are feelings one can put fingers on, we can name them. But what about when you've just won a prize you've worked really really hard for? What about a mother whose daughter is getting married? What about a Musician who's just finished composing a dream piece of Music? What about an artist who had been struggling with getting something right in a painting and finally, gets it? What about a mother whose child takes his/her first walking step?

In most of these cases, the only thing that come naturally (most of the times) is TEARS! We tend to cry, or at least, our eyes moisten! It's extremely difficult to say WHAT the feeling is when we go through situations we've always longed for!!!! It's an "overwhelming" feeling that is a mixture of God only know how many feelings!

And the reason this discussion came up was that I tried to express in words the feel I got after listening to the latest composition of my friend's. I called it laden with grief, pain and agony whereas he called it an overwhelming feeling that can't be described in words, Music being the only way to express the feeling!

In his opinion, the feeling is to be FELT and not named! And that set me thinking of those paintings where I have tried to name the feeling but ended up not knowing what to say! It's a little like "Spot the rose in the bunch that adds beauty to the bouquet"......there's really no need to do it! The beauty of the bunch is to be FELT and not named! :)

6 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, July 12, 2006 1:56:00 AM, Blogger fuse me said…

    Nicely written, I specially liked the heading.

     
  • At Wednesday, July 12, 2006 2:36:00 AM, Blogger Pritesh said…

    Thank U! The heading was an afterthought really! :)

     
  • At Friday, July 14, 2006 4:51:00 AM, Blogger Karthik said…

    Yes, well written! And the beauty of instrumental music is that you can express things that would be very hard to put into words. And looking fwd to listening to the composition (guess it must be Ananth's)

     
  • At Monday, July 17, 2006 3:01:00 AM, Blogger Pritesh said…

    Thanks Karthik! Ya, I agree that sometimes, instrumental Music does a better job at expressing the emotions that words may not be able to do justice to! It's only off late that I've begun to appreciate instrumental Music. It grows on you. Not many people like to listen to instrumental as with words, life's easy!

     
  • At Monday, July 24, 2006 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti said…

    Hm. After years of never having shed tears, it seems like a forgotten art to cry! :(

    But, emotions are still felt with the same intensity. And they come out like a trickle, drop by drop, seeping out of a miserly orifice in a rocky reservoir of emotions.

    They take shapes of things which would look very cognitive to a careless eye -- a painting, a song, a composition, a blog...

    ...and I daresay even research.
    We just can't imagine how many things in our lives have their roots in our emotions!

     
  • At Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:35:00 PM, Blogger Pritesh said…

    I don't know Sujit, I think everything we do arises from some emotion of the other (and most of the times, a mixture of many). Don't know about the Research bit though! ;-) It's a tricky thing....

    But yes, without emotions, we shall lose the charm of almost everything that we do, even if the emotion is greed.......

     

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