Poetry: Love Yourself
The Present Moment
First Rays of the Sun
These songs inspire us to be happy and content by ourselves. Without worries of the past or the future. We don't have to become anybody else. We are awesome as we are!
What does it mean to live in the present moment? This song explains. Sung to perfection by the inimitable Kishore Kumar.
The multi-colored character in the song is just like me with all of my personalities put together. Like a jewel that glitters from all angles.
Step by step, the poet wonders if any of these is worthwhile: to become the chalice? Or the wine? Or the tavern? Or the tale of intoxication? Or one who forgets himself (in devotion)? Or a madman (madly in love with the divine)? Or one who submits to the beloved? Or a moth that cools a candle flame? Finally, the poet says that none of these is worthwhile. Be yourself! Peace and joy lies inside.
A happy song with a carefree Dev Anand enjoying his life. Simple lyrics. The poet accepts both pain and its relief. Whether it was day or night, sunshine or moonshine, he dwells in peace.
Kareena Kapoor is the girl in the video. She is in love with herself and she's expressing her joy by dancing in rain. Reminds me of Gene Kelly dancing in the song "Singin' in the Rain".
A cute poem. My life is a thunderous laugh.
25 Feb 2013
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