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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Music


1st April, 1960

Pushi, a well known singer, is getting married on the 19th April, 1960. Her parents and relatives were excited. Today is her first concert, a grand one. And the last one too. One of the pre-requisites for her marriage was to give up her singing career. It was decided, amongst the older "mature" adults. Why is she getting married? she had questioned herself many a times. The question was hushed by the voices of hypocrisy, chauvinism and unscrupulous manner of the society, many more times.

1st May, 1967

Pushi, I mean Mrs.Pushi Jones, a married woman, a mother of a baby girl, is standing in front of her house, waiting for her kid to return home from school. She is humming a beautiful melody, that was the first song she had learnt from her teacher in music school. Lost in the melody, she has closed her eyes. "Mama! I won the first prize in music competition today!" shouts her kid before reaching her.

Pushi smiled and hugged her kid tightly, silently promising herself that she will never let her girl go through the same ordeal again.

Written for Magpie Tales: Mag 223

8 comments:

Ankita said...

many girls go through the same trauma like this singer. It is important to marry the one who accepts us in totality and not in desirable parts.

Nice take!

Sun Bloom said...

True and well said. :)
Thank you for the appreciation. :)

Reshma said...

Although times have changed, women are still expected to behave in a certain manner once they are married. Some day, the world will be kind enough to allow all of us to be our true selves, until then there will be many such silent sacrifices. Nice narration!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Especially poignant for me...my daughter is an opera singer...

Sun Bloom said...

Reshma, yes, either the world should get kind or women should get wild! :D

Thank you! :)

Sun Bloom said...

Tess, opera singer? Wow, nice to know that.

Welcome to my blog!

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