When we were young…

Every now and then, in a year or four, the Goddess of music releases an album. I for one prefer enjoying an album of such intensity in my PJs, with a big bucket (not bottle) of wine and a box of tissues by my table. Moved by every lyrics and every beat, her album often leaves me in awe of her pure talent, her heart-breaking past and her close to home inspiration.

The song ‘When we were young’ brings to life the feeling of meeting someone you once knew intimately and lost them indefinitely. That young love lost, the drifting apart of two friends or leaving home behind. All of three I can closely relate to. My favourite line from the song is, “Let me photograph you in this light, in case it is the last time that we might be exactly like we were…”

Have you heard about terminal patients that get one good day before their demise? The one good day where everything is perfect, flawless and happy, like it used to be before they fell sick? This feeling is something like that. That one good day before you lose someone forever, the one last time when goodbyes have made it to your heart, but not your lips. This song reminisces that moment, at least for me. I remember that last good day, the false, yet comforting air of security when you cherish each and every second as if it were your last, making mental notes of every little detail and locking it away in your heart forever at the end of the night. Those last days I continue to reminisce over my goodbyes.

What is that one feeling you get when you hear Adele?


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Heena Mak

I believe in changing mindsets, changing the world, not with the power of a sword, but with the power of a word...

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