As a child I used to imagine myself singing to an auditorium full of people, much like Anton Yelchin did in the movie Charlie Bartlett. However, some dreams are not meant to come true, they are to be cherished in the imagination because then they always remain perfect and they bring with them an excitement, a hope, a desire to work towards them.
While I love singing, I am not a good singer. Often my roomies have allowed me to sing along Dido, Shania Twain and even Norah Jones. But I know, they just had to bear with it somehow, as they didn’t want to break my heart by asking me to shut up.
I never had the courage to go up on the stage and sing. Lacked the confidence. All through my academic life (School – Graduation – MBA), I always shied away from participating in events where I could have exercised my vocal chords .
In my last sem in MBA, I thought, “to hell with it, lemme just do it once”. And I did it. I practiced a song (suggested by Bikash) and fine tuned it on Shoumie’s advice. Shikha and Tulsi lent their support in every way by encouraging me with their kind words, they somehow knew I was shit conscious of how it was going to be.
It took me a long time to get the lyrics right and an even longer time to be able to sing it they way it’s supposed to be.
On the day of the performance, I was scared and excited. Moments before I went on the stage, Shoumie gave me a peck on the cheek and helped me gain some confidence and enthusiasm.
As I went up, the crowd did cheer for me. And few seconds into the performance, I realized that I wasn’t scared at all. I was only enjoying the experience. I figured that I was living a dream at that very moment. It was a very big deal for me, that performance.
Thank you, Bikash, for playing for me 🙂
Way Back Into Love
Those were the most beautiful 3 and a half minutes of a dream coming true!