--by SissyLee, posted Oct 28, 2017
This caregiver understood music and sound healing without me having to explain anything. As we talked, the patient eventually began to moan and speak something in Japanese that the caregiver said was gibberish. This was done in a cadence. So I began to play "Flight of the Heron," which was in the same key as the moaning and I played with the same cadence. And then slowed. The woman stopped moaning and began to snore. I have experienced lesser moments like this -- this was dramatic. I left her a dove.
I also played for a man and his wife. He was getting ready to leave for rehab, but was so thrilled to have harp music come around. He had played trombone in his high school marching band.
The next recipient was a very elderly woman up in a chair, who asked me to play loudly and she smiled and shut her eyes and tilted her head to the heavens. She closed the book she was reading and just soaked the music in for 25 minutes. I liked her. She had long, drifting white hair, big glasses that magnified her eyes, and was dressed in a gingham housedress. I played until a nurse came in to do various procedures.
The last person I played for was eagerly awaiting his lunch so I played one song and then left.