For those of you with occasional signs of Teams-/Zoom-fatigue, lack of vitamin-D or general suffering from ugliness in today’s world: Shut your doors, lower your curtains and TREAT YOURSELF with this wonderful sequence of events!
!! Tissue-warning beyond this point !!
Part 1 – Love, Music, Dementia & More Love!
For context, you might want to read this article first, but be sure to watch these 8 minutes of BBC footage, aired on Monday October 26th, 2020 at 6:18 AM (GMT), so you might have missed it…
Now if you’re still here… You might understand how much I was touched by the story (so far…) In fact, it made me cry for a good portion of the day, tears of joy, I might add. We could have easily categorized this as a HEROES blog, but who on earth should we pick?!?
- Father Paul Harvey – for his magnificent improvisation ánd his heartwarming personality at 80 years young
- Son Nick Harvey – for recognizing the uniqueness of his beloved father’s work and putting a spotlight on father Paul
- Mr. Daniel Whibley – for appreciating the quality of Paul’s improvisation and putting BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to work
- The entire orchestra – for obvious reasons?
- Mr. Stephen Sondheim – for being the 80 year old peer composer and obvious icing on the cake towards the end of part 1…
They all would well qualify to be our HERO of the day, but this story continues… 🙂
Part 2 – Invite, Inspire…. and Connect!
No surprise, inspiring stories like this, invite others to enter and play their part. On to the next chapter. By now, less than 2 weeks later Four Notes – Paul’s Tune by Paul Harvey & the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra has reached the top of the charts on iTunes and Amazon, all revenues going to the 2 charities of Paul’s choice! The song is reckoned to be “Christmas number one“, quite a thingy in the UK!
(To avoid overlap in both clips, let’s fast forward you to 02:20)
Some more actors and potential heroes enter our little fairytale, what about:
- Sir Tom Hunter – for FEELING the value of music therapy for adults living with dementia, next to at least 3 generous gifts:
- a sizable donation to Paul’s charities of choice
- to Paul & Nick:
- to anyone out there:
“In this confusion time, some things never change.
Things that never change, are a father’s love for his son and a son’s love for his father!“
- Mr. Andrew Carnegie – for his priceless inspriration from a wall picture
- Ms. Arlene Philips (Alzheimer’s Society) & Ms. Grace Meadows (Music for Dementia) – for Helping people reconnecting to the music they listened to in their era
Too many great spirits to choose from, wouldn’t you say? Why not choose them all and just let the music be today’s inspiration… All you need is Four Notes and you might harvest a tun of it!
Stay safe all, stay healthy and take good care of each other!