I have grown a lot between that time and now. More importantly, I had forgotten my first true love. In the race to better myself and filled with pride with each success, I had forgotten the sense of pride that comes when you truly understand the meaning of belonging to a nation.
That song brought back memories of a distant life, one untainted by maturity. Getting up early in the morning, taking a bath. Getting ready for singing the National Anthem on 26th January with my Grandfather. One of the earliest things he taught me was the full anthem and its meaning. I loved to hear him sing it. He had such an amazing voice. I will never know whether I liked the anthem because he sang it, or whether I liked his singing because he sang the anthem. I wish I could have those 2 minutes back.
There are few things in life a person should never have to endure.