Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine


By Namalsiddiqui @namalsiddiqui
Ruminations Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field, I'll meet you there. - Rumi

I usually have millions of thoughts running in my mind, yes I do think too much, which is why I believe my outlet for these ruminations is writing. Often there are certain thoughts that may not get translated to words, but they are always at the back of your head. Sometimes you may see a picture, a scenery or hear someone else to be able to portray those similar thoughts, so you tend to relate to the situation or the place. And then there's music. Music is one of the most  effective ways of translation of ones own thoughts to what others can relate to. Now, a lot (not all) of the music I tend to like is unconventional and I love certain instruments. About more than a year ago, I came across the 'duduk', it is a traditional woodwind instrument and is a symbol of Armenian national identity because of its survival in Armenian history, which is often associated with injustice & genocides.  A lot of the duduk music I have come across seems to be inspired by the Armenian genocide that happened during and after the World War I. Djivan Gasparyan is a noted Armenian duduk player and you must listen to his collaborations with Michael Brook. The track Freedom is transcendental, and it gives a strong feeling of reminiscence towards Armenia's history. The words in the track go: Moush, Moush, Moushn anoush Khmenq pagh jrern anoush Mer paperits mnats hoosh Qo anunn enq drel Moush... Translation: 

''Moush, Moush, beautiful Moush Lets drink from its cool springs Our Fathers left us a memory They've named it Moush...''
When I heard Freedom, I was able to somehow put words to untold thoughts or ideas (which have nothing to do with Armenian history btw!). And here it goes:  (thanks to my friend Saph who decided this piece 'looked' better in poetry rather than just prose!) i am running barefeet on grass.
on an open land where the air is crisp and fresh...
the clear skies give way to ample sunlight.
their final destination,
the ground under my feet, and my skin,
causing the shine on my free and proud forehead...
i am running, and i am running towards this place.
i can see mountains ahead of me and around me.
i can see water surrounding me,
and i am running bare feet.
i know i am reaching this place...
i need to be there.

barefeet and fearless. barefeet and vulnerable. barefeet and on the edge.
i run faster, and i run faster until i evaporate.

i dissolve into the air, 
into the wind,
into the ground,
into the atmosphere...
and i become one with all that there is - 
Life. Freedom. What is real freedom? Countries without borders, religions without conflicts, earth that is cleaner and safer, people without discrimination and prejudice, or is it just a state of mind? An open mind. Free from everything that is a full stop or a barrier.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • A Week with Foodie Explorers 15th July 2018

    Week with Foodie Explorers 15th July 2018

    24 total views, 24 views today A relatively quiet week for us Glasgow foodies.  Monday was spent chillin out enjoying the weather.  Tuesday we wandered along... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Emma
  • Virginia to Vegas at the 2018 Calgary Stampede

    Virginia to Vegas... to Calgary. The Toronto-based indie/pop star came to the Coca-Cola Stage at the 2018 Calgary Stampede to open for Lights on a Friday... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Phjoshua
  • Jivana Heyman Interviewed by Shelly Prosko

    Jivana Heyman Interviewed Shelly Prosko

    Have you noticed that even though our blog is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, many of our contributors live in different places throughout... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Ninazolotow
  • Guest Blogger: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.: Killer Pen Pals

    Guest Blogger: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.: Killer Pals

    Killer Pen Pals Whenever I give talks about my work, people sometimes ask how they can be pen pals with a serial killer. They've gotten hooked on true crime... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Dplylemd
  • Cessna 525B CitationJet CJ3

    Cessna 525B CitationJet

    @ General William J. Fox Airfield, Lancaster, CA March 2018 Captured during the rehearsal for the Los Angeles County Airshow, this CitiationJet taxis in after... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Htam
  • Prehistoric Environmentalists Kept the Mammoth Alive

    A few thousand years ago, the world was a very different place. An ice age was raging, and with it came all sorts of weird and wonderful animals; like the... Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Reprieve
  • Then and Now: Sailing Baja Nine Years Later

    Then Now: Sailing Baja Nine Years Later

    What’s your favorite place? We’ve heard this question a lot lately. Jamie’s current answer to the “best place” question is that he has 100 top ten favorites. Read more

    The 17 July 2018 by   Behan Gifford