Yet another and beautiful demonstration of the healing and supporting power of music. I've been to a lot of funerals in my life and I can't recall a single one where music didn't play a part. Often it opens the floodgates where grief and tears have been blocked from their natural expression. Sometimes nothing need be said - just the shared listening is enough for the healing process to begin.
I've just put a quote in the Favourite Quotes thread: "You can always go to the music if you can't go anywhere else." Iris Dement, a well-known bluegrass singer/songwriter, had just lost her mother and was at a really low ebb. The only way she got through that very difficult time was to turn to music. Music is a constant, it's always there and never fails. We are so fortunate that as musicians, whatever our level of skill, in our own little corners or on the bigger stage, we can contribute to the well-being, upliftment, joy and healing of our fellow humans and animals; (they love music too). It's a great privilege.
Thank you for posting this, Pat.