Rhapsodically speaking

George Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody of Blue’ yelled “Tom and Jerry!”, when I heard it for the first time today.

This piece promises anticipation at every step. It’s random, frenzied and wonderfully impulsive, as if Mr.Gershwin had improvised it in a whim. It’s almost as if it describes the mayhem that Tom causes while chasing Jerry.

What I described above was a rhapsody. And Rhapsody it is for all its enthusiasm and ecstasy. Such musical pieces are free style, expressing sudden mood changes. They are story tellers and narrators, depicting a variety of emotions, thus enthralling the listeners, as the music unfolds the plot.

A rhapsody is potpourri of emotions, infused with improvisations, that makes it irresistable, leaving you wanting more.

Sometimes I feel I’m living a rhapsody, filled with unpredictable events and circumstances, each one bringing out a different emotion in me. Inspite of the the mundane routines and turmoils it narrates, a large chunk of it is robustness and zest; zeal to live the moment and take everything as it comes. A rhapsody can never be morose. It brings out the best in musicians and likewise the rhapsody of life speaks of the purpose behind each experience or incident.

So, which is your favourite rhapsody?


  1. Gina · April 20, 2012

    Ah, a rhapsody! What a romantic, beautiful way to describe life. I like it, from now on that's how I'll describe my life. Awesome post!

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress


  2. Geeta Krishna · April 21, 2012

    Great post, Anju!


  3. Anjali Krishna · April 22, 2012

    Thank you so much! 🙂


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