I stated think when I was listening to this Hindi song today on the radio. The movie it is featured in is a remake, and the songs are all the same as in the older movie, with a few changes here and there.
This particular song contained some words – ‘chalti hai kya nou se barah‘ (now you know which movie and which song I am talking about, if you know something about hindi movies!) The older version of this movie had come out more than 10 years ago. I didn’t understand those words then. And I couldn’t understand them now, even as it was remade, and newly released.
But the meaning suddenly dawned on me the other day. You see, the guy sining does talk about taking his girl to the movies, so he was actually talking about the nau se barah (9-12, literally) show! Wow! Now that I know, no, I don’t think why I couldn’t think of this earlier.
Its quite the opposite of the cases where once you get something, that was a mystery till then, you suddenly wonder why you weren’t able to see it before. Take for example some of the optical illusions…
I’ve seen many, but I have thought that I can see through them if I see them again… except for this particular one. The image consists of the silhouette of a spinning ballerina, the question is to determine which way she is spinning. The image is designed in such a way that the ballerina can be seen to be spinning in either direction – so it all depends on how you see it. Now this isn’t something someone can point out the trick for you.. you have to see her spinning in both the directions yourself, or just limit yourself to the one direction you see her spinning, and that’s it.
I thought she was spinning one way, and then had the hardest time trying to think of her spinning the other way. No matter how much I tried, she stubbornly refused to spin the other way! But one lucky day, I finally was able to use the force of my will to make her spin the other way!!! And when I took my eyes off her, and saw her again… you got it.. right back to the original direction! Ah, what a stubborn woman!! But I haven’t given up on her – if and when I see her again, I shall test the strength of my will against her spin again! 🙂