Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Musician's Silence

The musician was quiet. Not literally, though. He had been silent long enough now that the people associated with him started worrying about his career. One day his assistant asked him: “If you continue to be lazy like this, it’s not just you who would starve, but all of us and your family along. We would be charged with cases for not carrying out our professional commitments.”

“I know.” There was a pause. “I was taken in by the sudden success I had and was creating a lot of music at a time. At one point, it ceased to seem music any more. It was just a noise. Too much noise. And in this noise, I failed to listen to the music of my own heartbeat. I am mending my mistake now, by listening to myself in silence. Be with me.” The musician fell silent again.


Terri said...

What a situation!...sounds like it's going to be okay...might take awhile though ....hoping for the best.(smile)

Red Handed said...

Eye opener....success makes you run like a cheetah...though ur just human :P

Anu Lal said...

@ Terri:Thanks for the million dollar smile. Now the musician can live his life comfortably. So much wealth he received with just a smile.

@ Red Handed: You are right. Sometimes with our obsessions we turn our successes into incarcerations of anxiety and misery.
Thanks for the comments.