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Music is What Feelings Sound Like: A Beautiful Video of Music Changing the Mind of Old Man

The function of music is to release us from the

tyranny of conscious thought

~Sir Thomas Beecham

Music has always touched me in an emotional way. The musical gene runs in my family, and run through my blood. Music has simply always had a way with me. I feel it, and comprehend it in a way I cannot express fully with words; it’s just natural, I just get it. It’s not my many years of classical piano training. It’s something more. Music has the ability to reach me deep within my mind and soul.  Frankly, I cannot image a world without music. Life without any artistic expression would simply be dark.  

This video shows that music can temporarily reignite areas of the brain in a way no medication, rehabilitation, or medical support has been able to with some individuals. It seems the man in the video suffers in a world of darkness, and in an almost catatonic state most of time. But when he hears music from his past, he regains the light of life.

This brings tears to my eyes and is simply beautiful to watch. 

Old Man in Nursing Home Reacts to Hearing Music From His Era

Source: via Melanie on Pinterest

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. After reading your post I am grateful and thankful for my hearing – thanks for sharing! Have a Great Weekend!

    April 13, 2012
    • Great point! I hadn’t thought about it that way actually. I am SO thankful for my hearing now!

      April 15, 2012
  2. Wonderful !!!!! Thanks for sharing

    April 14, 2012
  3. Nina we are SO alike I swear! I absolutely love music so much and it affects me in such a deep way. I always look into the lyrics of songs to find the deeper meaning and what the singer is trying to convey to the audience. I cry over a lot of songs and in fact, I watched The Voice UK today and there was this one guy who sang ‘Ordinary People’ by John Legend and you could tell he had so much emotion in his voice, you could tell he was singing from the heart. It got me shedding some tears! Musicians are amazing and I admire them so much. I actually sing myself and I really want to get into it more so I’m not wasting this talent away! Do you have Facebook? Add me: Kathleen Sleigh

    April 15, 2012
    • You are so sweet: ) Thank you for sharing. I will have to find a youtube clip of The Voice UK. I LOVE John Legend! And yes, you gotta sing if that’s what you want to do!! You only live once right?? Added you a moment ago as well: )

      April 15, 2012
      • You’re welcome 🙂 and yes find the clip on YouTube when you get the chance! They have had some amazing singers on there. And thanks for the support! I really should 🙂 I used to lessons and performing but stopped because life got in the way. Thanks for the add, you are so beautiful 🙂 even though I already knew that from your photo on here 🙂 x

        April 15, 2012
  4. Music is such a transportable means of touching our inner lives, as this video shows, and as our experiences with music demonstrate. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and this video.

    April 18, 2012
    • I couldn’t agree with you more! Thank you for sharing your thoughts: )


      April 18, 2012

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