Thursday, November 12, 2009

The harp soothes the soul again

A few months ago, we established an "online community of gratitude" called Grateful Nation to give patients and family members an outlet for feelings of gratitude they might have about a doctor, nurse, housekeeper, transporter, or other member of our medical staff. Items can also be sent in by mail.

Here's one that arrived this week. I have written about the harp before. This is another affirmation of the power of music in a clinical setting. The 7th floor is our oncology clinic.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is something about the physical sound of a harp which is also soothing, that diffused quality to the sound. What a great idea.
When my daughter was young she wanted to take harp lessons - till I found out what a harp costs, which quickly ended that!

nonlocal

Paul Levy said...

So, how did she like her harmonica? :)

Anonymous said...

Flute. She quit after 4 years - which is why I didn't go for the harp.....

I also once saw a harp being unloaded to be played; that ain't easy either! Your harp lady is an angel in more ways than one!

nonlocal

mdspencer said...

And don't you have to re-tune them one everytime you move it?

Robert said...

Wow, very beautiful. Can anyone tell me why the woman was playing the harp?

Paul Levy said...

We hire someone to play, with help from a generous donor.

caroline (speakhealth.org) said...

That is a wonderful story- its really great to see the arts and sciences working together to heal people. Evidence that we humans need both; healing involves not just our physical selves, but our minds and souls.