“Khwaab ho tum ya…” wafted through the air and reached his ears, as he sat down to read his morning newspaper. He stopped peering over the newspaper with a magnifying glass and started humming the music as his fingers involuntarily played an imaginary piano in the air. Eyes closed, a smile lingering on his lips, he was a serene picture to behold except for a small tear that rolled down the corner of his eye. Rustom missed his piano and a life as a musician in Hindi film industry.
In the new era, musicians were replaced by electronic music and computers. Regaled into the past, Rustom continued playing at events but once arthritis made his fingers painful and stiff, he had to let go. Today all that was left was albums of pictures from his heydeys and such mornings when an old classic transported Rustom to the bygone era.
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15 Replies to “The pianist #FridayFotoFiction”
Such a poignant tale Neha.
You brought out the sadness, longing and love for music so beautifully! This story is my personal favorite for this prompt:)
Thank you Mayuri 😄
That’s so sad. So many things have changed with technology that I wonder if it’s really for good. Well narrated, Neha.
So true Parul!Thank you
That’s a sad one. To have to give up the love of your life is sad. But I like how music still brings a smile to his face. BTW – that song is a personal favourite.
Same here Tulika! I love the song 🙂 Thanks for stopping by
Nostalgia – pianos soon will become a thing of the past….
Change is the only constant. Has technology stolen away the joys and bread butter from the lives of many?
A very touchy tale!
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With technology so many things which were good and melodious are gone forever, this is such a heartfelt tale of time and change. Beautifully written
This was such a sad tale, in fact a sad truth for many an old artist!
Beautifully done, Neha!
Sometimes change get such poignant phase in life, they say change is for good but at times this change just pinches the life out.
Beautifully captured emotions Neha.
Ohh it’s so painful for a musician to not have the ability to play. Brilliant Neha. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction.
A painful sad story …but you were at your best to capture Rustom’s emotions in your words..
Electronics will never be able to replace good musicians.
True Ashwin. I miss the old melodies.