Scribbles from Last Week [Week 34, 2008]

(Excerpt of a talk with my younger brother, who is studying medicine)

He: We did our first autopsy today.

Me: Good! How did it go?

He: It was a burns patient. Body was totally charred. Skin was peeling off pretty easily. Then we were shown how to open the skull with instruments like hammer, saw….

Me: I think we should change the topic. How is cricket coming along?

After that talk, I have been getting nightmares about somebody drilling a hole in my brain, or banging it with a hammer!

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I kept on telling people that I am very busy these days. Thank God, nobody asked, “What is keeping you busy?”.

I have no idea as to what kept me busy, but it seemed like I was running from one place to another the whole week.

 

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Why can’t they have more of Carpenter Jeans with 28″ waist size?

 

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Talking about music, I have started liking African music a lot these days. Every time I visit Walmart, I make it a point to visit the Music section that houses audio CDs like Yoga Music, Celtic Serenity, African Spirit, Spanish Something, …, and hear a minute of some Insingzi song. Here is one for you…(somebody disabled embedding on this video, so please double click on the youtube window to check this on youtube directly..)

 

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[Reading]

Here is a translation to a lullaby sung years ago by Afunakwa from Solomon Islands.

 

Little brother, little brother, stop crying, stop crying

Though you are crying and crying, who else will carry you

Who else will groom you, both of us are now orphans

From the island of the dead, their spirit will continue to look after us

Just like royalty, taken care of with all the wisdom of such a place


Little brother, little brother even in the gardens

This lullaby continues to the different divisions of the garden,

From the island of the dead, their spirit will continue to look after us


Little brother, little brother, stop crying, stop crying

Though you are crying and crying, who else will carry you

Who else will groom you, both of us are now orphans

From the island of the dead, their spirit will continue to look after us.

 

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2 thoughts on “Scribbles from Last Week [Week 34, 2008]

  1. Gauri says:

    touching lines, those.. seems rather mellowed song for a lullaby though.. O, btw, YOutube says the video is no longer available…

  2. Gaurav says:

    @Gauri

    the sadness in lyrics is really touching! Thanks for pointing out that unavailable video link!

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