Playing the harp for a special couple
I had the honor of playing my harp for a lovely couple, where the husband has Alzheimers. I was asked to play for them by their son and daughter-in-law. Although the father also had difficulty seeing, he clearly enjoyed the music, and, according to the family, remembered the performance afterwards. When I mentioned that I wasn’t sure how well I knew a piece that they requested, the husband looked in my direction and said, “Just fake it’! What a sweet surprise that was. I will always remember how much both of them enjoyed the performance, and the visit we had afterwards. You never know how music will affect someone.