Harping At The Nursing Home
--by SissyLee, posted Sep 22, 2017
I happened upon another woman, dozing in front of her TV. She told me,"Why sure, I would like harp! C'mon in!" Her TV and her room mate's TV were on (the room mate wasn't there). I played through it for one piece and asked if I could turn them off for her. Oh please, she said. Phew. What a difference.
Every so often she would ask an inquiring question, "How much does that harp weigh? Are you married? How long have you been playing? Are you a Christian?" I asked her if she liked hymns and was told they were her favorite.
Once again, I have come across a woman who knew every hymn I attempted to pluck out. She sang with each one. I must learn these hymns better! When I was ready to leave, I gave her an origami peace dove made from a hymnal page and she was shocked it was for her. She held it like it was a delicate piece of china.