Every so often just a sliver of a memory pops into my head and if I think about it long enough it brings something back that is of value. Yesterday I remembered that when I was early in my college career I aspired to write songs. I had a song title that popped into my head but I had absolutely no idea what to do with it. Because I didn’t know what it meant. The song title was “The ‘I’ and the ‘Me'”. I am sure I got the idea from the Beatles song “I Me Mine.” I knew what “Mine” was, but I didn’t understand the difference between “I” and “Me” at the time.
I knew it was going to be this slow bluesy sort of tune with a slinky bass line but not much else. And mind you this was about 10 years before I became a Hindu. Ten years before I knew much of anything about Hinduism. But now, as I write that song title down and place it in front of me, I see a little more clear picture of what it was. I am not much of a musician and the only instruments I have in my possession are a tabla, a xylophone, and a ukelele, all of which I could hypothetically employ on this venture. But I do intend to write at least a poem of this title. A little self-examination exercise if nothing else.
It is about duality. It is my interpretation that one – let’s just say “I” – refers to the ego, and “Me” refers to something more real, more universal. Anyway I am going to take it from there. This really isn’t much of a post, I reckon, other than that it is an announcement of the branching off of this blog into the realm of poetic analysis/investigation. I can say no more, because if I do I might as well just sit here until I’ve written my poem and then post it.
Jai Hari Aum