Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Music as the "quickening art"**

You must watch this in a spare six minutes. For those of you who know the healing properties of music, this will confirm it. For those of you who might not know of its power, particularly on the elderly, the infirm and disabled this will open your eyes -- and ears -- and heart. Plus, there's some Oliver Sacks in there, too -- and if you're like me, anything that physician/philosopher does or says is worth paying attention to and hearing.



**The philosopher Kant said this.

12 comments:

Deb Colarossi said...

Just incredible. All of it..

I told you that I was able to 'connect ' and reach my mother with music? (mostly Elvis of course). Youtube on my laptop . I am crying now. Extremely powerful.

Angella Lister said...

My son posted this on his facebook page today. I loved it. It gave me an idea for my aunt.

Noan said...

So beautiful. Reminded me how important music is to my sense of peace and joy in life.

yo said...

Elizabeth...this busted me wide open. Thanks for posting it.

Leslie said...

Oh, this made me cry. My friend told me about this a couple of days ago, and I hadn't watched it yet. So powerful.

Jody said...

Wonderful beautiful thrilling story. Music does this for me too. It makes me more alive.
Thanks Elizabeth~

Ellen said...

I just saw this on facebook and I wondered if at every nursing home they gave out headphones and iPods what it would be like for all the patients? Can you just see each one opening up in song? Wow that would be beautiful.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

The Baby has music therapy every Monday. She starts in the parking lot whooping and hollering in anticipation. This was an awesome video.

tulpen said...

Oh man.

Oliver Sacks is magical.

And old people!!

If I was allowed to take video of my favorite little nugget dancing in her wheelchair it would make your day.

Loved this!

dottie kee bones said...

thank you.

Chrissy said...

Oh I love this! It makes me think of something Dumbledore says..."Ah, music...a magic far beyond all we do here!"

N2 said...

Yes, magic! Well worth the time spent. Thanks for sharing, Dear Elizabeth. x0 N2

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...