I was getting late (as usual) although all things had been taken care of at home. What the heck! I was going out for an Open Mic after a very long time. Reached the venue just in time. And, was I glad that I made it!
Before I delve any further about the programme I attended and performed in, I need to tell you this:
Let’s Talk Life is a platform for people who wish to share their darkest secrets, display the talents they didn’t know existed or just plain spend an evening with like-minded, creative people. Not all perform. Not all have stories to tell. Not all have verse running in their veins. Not all have music to play. Many are here just to watch the participants and share their joys, sorrows, rants, etc via the spoken word or note.
And, THAT is what is so beautiful about LETS TALK LIFE. It allows you to simply BE!
Sharada and Nandhitha are the two pillars of Let’s Talk Life. Working women, talented writers in their own right, they have made Let’s Talk Life an institution in itself. We need more such women out there.
Coming back to the programme, the theme for this month was: Right Here. Right Now. It was about living life in the moment. And what moments we had out there at the Backyard in Adyar!!
The guitar, the violin, the veena, the keyboard, you name the instrument and it was there. And, what a fusion of musical notes, minds and words it was. Loved every single bit of it!
So, you had talks about life- personal woes, heart-rendering emotions that hit hard and lingered long after the show was over.
There was English poetry of different kinds and genres.
Tamil poetry hit the roof with its intensity.
Why! There was stand-up comedy too and that too by a first timer.
Everyone enjoyed the moments Right Then. Right There on that Sunday evening. And nobody missed the disappointing cricket match anyway!
I took the opportunity to write three freshly baked poems and recite them. Thank you guys. You all were awesome. And here, I include the audience too because without an audience to approve, appreciate, criticise, understand, applaud, the performer is a nobody.
THANK YOU LETS TALK LIFE.
Looking forward to many more such open Mic sessions.
Photo Credit: Vikram S. Vaidya