Death of Ravi Shankar

The twistings of the melody line will go on in my head long after Ravi Shankar has disappeared from the cortex of Western Pop music. This simple man who sat on the floor
with his odd instrument and made us follow along the melodies we would never be able to hum afterwards. I remember George Harrison introducing a simplified line of the sitar into Beatles events. Simplified because he had been studying so little compared to Ravi Shankar who modestly said he was studying all his life. And yet he wasn’t diminishing George. I saw Ravi Shankar play at a
concert of Harrison’s that blew the lid off the Philadelphia
Spectrum. The energy of the West and the spirituality of the East gave us a new genesis. I thank Ravi Shankar for that awakening I felt amidst so many others who were drugged or drunk. For me an asteroid past by before I could grab on. I was left with the thrilling after chords of the sitar and a whole life to find that asteroid again.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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