In musical performances one can sense that the person on stage is having a good time even if they're singing a song about breaking up or being in a bad way. For an actor this would be anathema, it would destroy the illusion, but with singing one can have it both ways. As a singer, you can be transparent and reveal yourself on stage, in that moment, and at the same time be the person whose story is being told in the song. Not too many kinds of performance allow that ❤ #performer#singer#artist#stagelife#priyapatel
There is this loop in my throat,
that talks about betrayals,
of times when people have
broken my heart,
with just the purpose of
mending their own.
One of my teacher had told me,
that it happens to everyone,
there is no running away from it,
all one can do is face it.
When we first came into existence,
our heart was full and whole,
but little by little,
we started giving it away.
one piece to our favorite toy story character,
one piece to the white cat that visited every saturday,
one piece to chocolate icecream,
one piece to our favorite human being in the whole wide world.
we kept on giving and giving,
because that was all we knew.
But then we grew up,
and became selfish,
we started trading those pieces,
"Only take one if you can give one."
some of us even came up
with attractive discounts,
"Terms and conditions apply." .
We think if we give too much,
we will be left with nothing,
so now we have come to
snatching and breaking
each others hearts,
just so that we can validate
and repair our own hearts.
I wish I could tell people and
also my inner self,
that this is not how it works,
we are whole by ourselves only,
and even if we gave away all that we have,
we would still have enough
to give it all of it one more time.
I see myself forever and ever as the restless artist, the ridiculous anti-social (loves to hide), the wanderer, the person in love with life, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable 🖤 #priyapatel