Simply beautiful

I heard this on the radio this morning – must admit that my wife and I both shed a tear or two. Both our mothers had alzheimers.

This is from Nick Harvey in England. His father, Paul, a former music teacher, who now has dementia, is given four notes by his son from which to improvise a piece of music.

The result is hauntingly beautiful and captures, I think, the tragedy of someone losing their mind alongside a reminder of the intrinsic dignity and humanity of each human life.

The reaction has been such that the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra are going to record the piece with Paul Harvey.

One thought on “Simply beautiful

  1. Simply beautiful indeed…how amazing, with the reminder that, often through music, those lost to us can be brought back, if even only for a moment in time. thank you for sharing this.

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