“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo
Martin, a loving father, and husband, was dying of a devastating neurological disorder. He could no longer communicate verbally or move a muscle, but his mind was intact. His wife was angry and grieving and having difficulty letting Martin go. Hospice Savannah’s music therapist got to know Martin and his bride of over 40 years, through their music therapy sessions. Knowing that Martin was holding on for something, the music therapist played their song. It was the song that was playing on their first date, the song they danced to at their wedding. After hearing their song, Martin’s wife, through tears, said, “Martin, I love you, I forgive you and I will be okay.” Later that night Martin died in peace, needing to hear the words that were so difficult for his wife to say.