I realize that it’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything. Life just got extremely busy, and something had to go on hiatus else I totally lose it. After reading a blogpost from the Mayo Clinic, though, I knew I had to take time to share this.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is world-renown for its medical expertise and care. I found it interesting to note that they have a grand piano in the atrium of the Gonda building that is used frequently by individuals who want to share the gift of music.
Watch this video of a delightful, older couple and the joy and laughter they bring to the patients and families passing through the atrium this particular day.
Then read these words by a loving daughter who gives you a much deeper insight into the powerful gift that music provides there at the Mayo Clinic, and view this video of Jodi Hume with her mother, Sharon, as they talk about that day at the clinic and the joy that they found in the sunny atrium, watching and listening to Fran and Marlo Cowan, married 62 years, as they gave an impromptu performance.
And then we heard the piano and the laughter. From the balcony we could see an older couple sitting side by side at the piano playing together and entertaining a host of people. Some were in wheelchairs, others were sitting with canes beside them or standing. Everyone was smiling with all burdens forgotten for the moment. The joy was absolutely indescribable. When we asked them to play one more for us, Fran and Marlow Cowan, who have been married for more than 62 years, treated us to an exceptional performance that is now a “youtube” sensation.
And watch this video of Jodi and her mom, Sharon, as they sit in a porch swing and talk about that day at the Mayo.
To read Jodi’s post in its entirety, please visit the Mayo Blog here.