Saving the music

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Rick Beauregard
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Saving the music

Post by Rick Beauregard » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:07 pm

This story touched me this morning. ... s-patient/
All this time I thought I was making music; it was making me.
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Re: Saving the music

Post by TsarL » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:06 pm

Amazing story!

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Re: Saving the music

Post by Pat Dodson » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:05 am

Indeed very touching.

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Re: Saving the music

Post by CathyCate » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:37 am

So sweet. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Saving the music

Post by dory » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:32 pm

I watched my mom's beautiful music gradually fade with her Alzheimer's until she became faltering and finally at the very end she could no longer play at all, although the nursing home left an electronic keyboard in her room until she died. She never approved of the guitar although at the end she would struggle to say "good" as I played for her and also sang. She wanted piano but I don't know piano. Alzheimer's is more tragic than I can possibly say. As soon as my mom died after 10 years of Alzheimer's my dad developed it. We are living with his dementia now, and he does not deal with it as sweetly as my mom did, I can tell you. I intend to kill myself if I get Alzheimer's. I don't have my mother's courage.

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Re: Saving the music

Post by Rognvald » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:28 am

Very touching story. For those of us who are dealing with parents afflicted with Alzheimer's, it is a daily reminder of the importance of living each day to the fullest and the power of love in the face of despair. Rognvald
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra

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