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Thursday, September 08, 2005


Yesterday was Ganeshchaturthi. Saw several processions where Ganesh idols were being pulled with a lot of fanfare. The music consisted mainly of drums and cymbals. Kids were dancing, fully enjoying the music, while the adults were either walking along, or pretending to enjoy it and dance. The innocent delight on the dancing children's faces was a lot more pure than the expression on the adults' faces.

At what age do we stop "really" enjoying simple noise and decide that henceforth our enjoyment will only be triggered by complicated "music"?