nursing homes and hospitals

The profound thing about playing music in nursing homes and hospitals is that it can be a real help for people going through hard times. The live music is basically a distraction. It’s escapism. You help people forgot their troubles for a short time.

Sometimes people will get up and dance. Sometimes I’ll be rewarded with big smiles.

Other times nothing. The listeners are unmoved and I feel like I’m bringing trivial happy talk to people coping with real problems.

1 reply on “nursing homes and hospitals”

great post, because it recognize that it’s not important whether you change a life or just provide a witty backing, so long as you bring that note of the positive to what can be negative times otherwise.

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