As I sit here checking email
I suddenly hear some music.
It is beautiful
And almost haunting.
It makes me stop checking email.
I look up and listen.
I ask my husband what he is listening to.
He doesn't know.
He says it is a background score for a movie.
"Which movie?" I ask.
He says it is a preview of a documentary he is watching.
Again I ask, "What documentary?"
But I get no response.
I continue to listen to this haunting, soulful music.
It is gripping and powerful.
The music changes from soft humming to a piano
To a full orchestra with gripping tones.
Then, just as it begins, it stops.
There is no fading away, no gradual decrease in volume.
Only a sudden, abrupt silence.
I am kicked out of my reverie
And go back to checking my email.
Written by: Rani Laha on 01/06/2012