As she was trekking, one song started playing from her shuffled playlist. That song took her years behind. A time when she wasn't successful, married and when she had friends. A time when she knew what it felt like to listen to songs, dance to them and enjoy. This particular song was her girl gang's song. It was their anthem. When they went to picnics or when they were seas away video chatting, this was the song they chimed to. But, at this moment as she found a miraculous familiarity to it, she was stunned at how times had changed. Back then, she used to enjoy the music. But right now, she was swimming in the lyrics. It was just like they say, "When you're happy, you enjoy the music. But when you're sad, you understand the lyrics." Every line from that song swayed her to another precious memory. She remembered that sleep over when the neighbours got irritated because of their karaoke. The other time when her friends convinced her parents for a trip abroad. Those shopping sprees, TV marathons, long nights of gossiping and post-break up sitting-in-couch-eating-ice-cream-all-day phase. As the song ended, there was a tear in her eye and a smile across her face. She didn't know if she should be happy or sad. Her nostalgic self listened to it for the entire time hoping her friends were with her. In that moment, she forgot how it felt to be alone. That one song changed the feelings she was going through. Because of music, she vanished into her own fantasy. As she reached on the top of the cliff, she shouted out loud. That moment wasn't one of victory like the other times. It was a moment of loneliness which wavered around her aura of sadness. In that moment, she discovered the secret of life.
(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)