Recently I was visiting my Nan in her nursing home. There was a lady there playing the piano accordion and singing a lot of old songs, and it was amazing to see several of the residents singing along.
Many of them with dementia or Alzheimer's, that have lost the ability for attending to daily activities and functions, were able to recall the words and sing along! Even those that weren't singing were smiling or clapping.
Music is a universal language and a beautiful way to communicate and bring people together. Music touches your soul. How often do you hear a song and it takes you back to a moment in time? That song you first slow danced to with a boy at a school dance? The songs you listened to on your first road trip with your girlfriends? The song at your wedding or a song played at a funeral of someone you loved?
Music can take you back in an instant, and it can bring people back in an instant, even if only momentarily.
We played this song at my Uncles funeral many years ago, and every time I hear it I stop what I'm doing and think fondly of my Uncle John and the amazing man he was.
What song is meaningful for you?