Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ain't No Sunshine

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone.
It's not warm when she's away.
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
and she's always gone too long anytime she goes away. --- Bill Withers.

Bill Withers said he wrote it to show that there was a down side to relationships that men often couldn't confess, but deep down, they knew it was true.

Emptiness in life when your dear ones is not near you -- thats what the song brings out. The emptiness may be a temporary or a permanent one. Irrespective of that, its hard to bear. I am not speaking out of experience here. Just from observation.

Once, in my Google chat room, I found my senior, a young married man, that too late in the night on a not so busy office day. My curiosity got the answer when he told me that his wife is in US for some training and he is waiting for her to come online. The day would have been an empty one for him without a word with his dear wife.

If this is his state, think of the husband who has sent his dotting, adoring and pregnant wife to her mothers place for some months. Reminds me of K S Narasimhaswamys song "Rayaru Bandaru Maavana Manege". The whole song teases the husband who has come to his father in law's house to see his wife but he is unable to see her until the ending lines.

Elder People are not far away. Their feeling of emptiness was well presented in the movie Baghban when Amitabh and Hema Malini (married for 40 years in the movie) get parted when their kids decide to 'share' their parents. Great chemistry between the couple.

And many workaholics would have kept the weekends for meeting their girl friends and fiancees and if their plans gets thrashed for some reason or other..... What they are to do.... They have to sing the above lines.

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