Friday, December 01, 2006

As of now, I want rustle up some leaves, heave some trees, whoosh through courtyards and raise a lot of dust and giggle to myself about the mess I create. And make more mess around me by giggling.. the more I giggle a lot more movement happens around me. Nature reacts.
And then I want to be still. Go hide. Behind trees. Behind windows. And not do anything. And then somewhere a lady takes her winnow and then the winnow talks to me. And now I have work to do.. I separate the chaff. Let the grains remain. The lady seems to concentrate on the work at hand. Her forehead is crinkled with concentrating. Her mouth pursed. Her cheeks tense. Her hands seem as though they dont really move for all that is being done. A nudge every once in a while. I remove the chaff as long as the lady wants me to.. and then she is done. I easily do anyone's bidding. But I still have a mind of my own. Anyone can make me move. Anyone can agitate me. I am gentle. When I wear my wispy Ballerina dress, I twirl and twirl and all that the world can do is just watch, stunned. Or be carried away by me. Or try and run away. But how many can? *smile* I can go anywhere I want. Do whatever I want to do. Go places where no one else has been. What I know, no one knows. I know everyone's secrets. And I keep them. I am the greatest keeper of secrets. I know of all the wisdom that has been passed on for aeons. I dont change. But yet, I change things around me. I kick up a lot of sand and rearrange dunes and make new ones when I want to. I rise. I plummet. Sometimes of my own free will. And most times not. Especially while plumetting. Once I see a flute, I make music. I can't be understood. I dont know what I am here for. I exist. I am. I..... am AIR. And I am what I am.

18 comments:

rads said...

good one, couldn't have guessed :-)

Karthik Murali said...

Absolutely fantastic.The suspense was held beautifully till the last.
only when i read the second time,i get to realise that it was so simple,yet leaves the mind in such a complex state of mind.
I must say this is one of your best posts.
I just wish some editor of a newspaper or a publisher gets to read this ,publish it and make everyone feel the same thing i experienced while reading it....
and this is one of the posts which must be read a second time to get the true feel of it.
great going...

Anonymous said...

mind-blowing..sounds more like a poem !

Music Fan said...

good one chinmayi!!

Anonymous said...

That was very nice; didn't know what it was right till the end...

adarsh said...

interesting... was tough to guess what it was...

chella said...

nice to know that you are one of the musical blogger of tamilnadu or only one from tn! I am working on a blog for one NRI singer.. gues who... visit http://shruthiuk.com/blog/. I am a popular blogger in tamil and on webmedia. when time permits visit http://chella.info/webgypsy/ and http://chella4u.blogspot.com ! nice knowing you on web! also visit when you are almost wanna sleep in the midnight with some music at my another project http://isai.tamil.net and also my voice blog at http://osai.tamil.net (mostly political!lol!)

Ofcourse wanna add one thing.. lost my heart to your number in kannaththil muththamittal!!

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Anonymous said...

Poetic. Even it it weren't air, I guess it wouldn't have mattered.

Anonymous said...

Poetic, would have been pretty good even if it weren't air in the end.

Shankar said...

Hi Chinmayi, this comment is not related to this post, but to your singing of 'Tere Bina' in Guru. Its simply mind-blowing! I esp. used to the female piece in that song, and had assumed that it should be a matured singer (the voice sounded mature) singing it, typically a Rajasthani folk song singer.

I simply wanted to put in my appreciation as soon as possible. So here goes..

Great going!

Anonymous said...

Superb...! A class apart...! I wish that you write about the other four elements as well...

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...good one...Like your songs too...

Anonymous said...

not sure if u read this piece in rediff....
way to go gal!


ARR'scomment on ur work in Guru...

Chinmayee sang a beautiful song for me in another Mani Ratnam film, Kannathil Muthamittal, called Deiva Tande Poove. It became very popular. She has won many awards in Tamil Nadu including state awards. I was surprised to see how she could change her voice for this film (She joins Rahman in Tere Bina, one of the most haunting numbers in Guru). There is more strength in her voice than I had thought and it is huskier too. I love singers who are capable of surprising the composers.

Anonymous said...

So where r the rest of 4 elements? :-)
btw...ur awesome in Guru. No day passes without listening to Tere Bina. I bet you must be getting lot of offers from Bollywood now :-)

saraskathiresan said...

kind courtesy www.behindwoods.com


Let’s celebrate the return of the Kings, Mani and Rahman.

The layman that I am, my favorite song is Mayya Mayya, a heavy Turkish tune which captures your imagination right away. The moment Toller twists and turns her unique vocal chords you are left mesmerized and Rahman’s beats take care of the rest. Chinmayee and Keerthi play the perfect foil. Can’t wait to see Mallika Sherawat set the screen on fire.


Tere Bina, [Video]

If you think Rahman is the best music director in the country, what about his split personality, the singer Rahman. The music composer in him always overshadows the singer. There are few instances where his high pitches resemble the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Few people would disagree with me, but I would still continue to think so. The music and chorus is top notch. We all know why Chinmayee is one of the favorite singers of Rahman.

Enjoy the breeze.

A.R.Rahman

Anonymous said...

you really sing very well.. Im sure you here this all the time. But i totally love your voice!

Anonymous said...

hey,
beautifully woven narration! delightful reading. good going...

nice blog.. :)

Anonymous said...

Hibernatin' eh !

Not to be seen in your cyber abode for a long time now :)