many years ago, when i was a young tomboy with nothing much on my mind other than which tree to climb and conquer next, i saw a song on tv that changed me forever.
in the days when famous five, he-man and chitrahar summed up the entire gamut of my tv habit, DD aired the grammies once a year. this was a much anticipated event back then. spectacular simply because there was no competition, this was IT. the solitary window to what was happening in the world of pop. a thrilling taste of what would feature in that years ‘best of grammies’ tape. then an entire year to kill again on chitrahar and the scintillating adventures of the famous five and he-man.
maybe that’s why it took my breath away, that song.
or maybe it was just time for me to fall in love for the very first time.
here it is folks, paul mccartney singing ‘love me do’ (and man, did i ever!):
while my mother insists that kumar gaurav was the first guy i fell for at age five, thankfully, i have no memory of it. however, i distinctly and viscerally remember the feeling of losing my heart to paul singing this song. it felt exactly like having my guts ripped out, and it defined the sensation of falling in love for me ever since.
i watched ‘across the universe’ today for breakfast, then again for lunch. the beatles seem to have come flooding back at me with a vengeance thanks to my kind friend R’s diligent attentions.
so here i am, gutted again.
damn me, what a fantastic beginning to a gloriously love struck weekend :)