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Harping Transitions And Peaceful Doves.

--by SissyLee, posted May 27, 2017
My little harp and I went to the nursing home today. Two of the people I played for were transitioning out of this world. One was alone except for staff coming in and out. She was not speaking and grasped at the air with her hands. I asked if she would like harp music, not expecting an answer. She did answer! She said: "Harp!" I took it as a command and played for the next 45 minutes. After a bit she stopped clutching at the air and visibly relaxed. By the time I left, one arm was draped peacefully off the side of the bed.

The other woman was the jitterbug champ I have played for before. When I arrived at her room, I was informed as to the situation. Her daughter and the rest of the family needed to go out for a 1/2 hour and were very glad I so fortuitously arrived. I played until they returned. And this classy elder drifted with and enjoyed the harp -- when her family returned to surround her with love, I left them a 'Mindy peace dove'.

I also left a dove with a man I played for and a woman who hurt too much to have any music.
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Readers Comments

11888 wrote: This is absolutely beautiful. Music can be such a powerful way to honor a transition. Reminds me of my days as a clown, visiting hospitals and playing the ukulele for kids at the pediatric wards.
mindyjourney wrote: Beautiful music, my dear friend. Peace in every note and on every dove wing. Thank you.
healingtree wrote: It's all about the journey, and your music helps them on this final part of their journey on the planet. Grateful that the cosmos has somehow brought you to this place.
Mish wrote: How truly wonderful that you can share your talent in such a serving way. Yours is a true Divine Service. Bless 😇
gardengal10 wrote: When my time comes, I hope that there is someone like you at my side playing beautiful music.
patjos wrote: thank you
DANCE wrote: what beautiful kindness you keep spreading
kjoyw wrote: Very worthy, scored work. Bless.
leoladyc728 wrote: you are an angel
RoseMarie wrote: Simply beautiful x 💓

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