Today, I played music at the children’s hospital where I am on the floor – unit, technically speaking – with the sick kids. I love when I am tuning up and some bystanders say they like the sound. Easy audience! I hadn’t even played anything yet; so sweet. The ad-lib numbers on the alto flute and therapy harp went well. Had some boo boos and one really bad song on the concert flute along the way. Oh well. The most interesting thing was struggling to get notes out of my alto flute because I was sliding off of it from sweating. Wheeeee.
Some of the kids I play for are literally fighting for their lives because of cancer. I couldn’t believe, while driving home and listening to the radio, that a blurb came on about “how to survive a bad haircut”. Survive? Seriously??
Once home, I opened a letter from our sponsored child in Guatemala.
Ahhh. Fabulous day.
(If I could get paid to crochet and play therapeutic music, that would be the ultimate!!)
I just want to acknowledge that Musicmakers in Stillwater, MN, not only sent me an awesome Reverie Harp (ok, I sent them a little money for it), but I also received a HAND WRITTEN note today thanking me for my purchase. Does that kind of awesome customer service still exist??? Well, with them it does. LOVE you guys. Keep up the good works!
Check them out HERE. I love love love my harp. Makes me happy 🙂
Seize the day – with a Reverie Harp! Pete and I ran off to the beach this afternoon. We got in a 7 minute walk before the wind and rain got to us. We then dined at the newly renovated Mo’s at Cannon Beach. We watched the sunset from inside the car while I played the new harp. That was cool. Finally, on the drive home, we went through white out SNOW conditions!!! It was wild!
From inside the restaurant. Notice the lights reflecting on the window.
The delivery will be easy but I think my wallet needs an epidural – haha. Look at the *gorgeous* Reverie Harp that’s on the way to my home. I REALLY want to provide therapeutic music to folks, especially and hopefully at the DREAM job I applied for at the children’s hospital. Anyone can play this harp because it is set to a pentatonic (5 note) scale where every note harmonizes with every other note. It’s impossible, even for non-musicians, to hit a “wrong” note. The soothing sounds and the vibrations from having this harp on your lap, or on your chest if you are in a hospital bed, are stellar. And from what I’ve heard, even quadreplegics with some arm motion can play this. How awesome is that???
22 strings, 20″ X 12.5″ Lightweight, portable, gorgeous sound, anyone can play it!!
The “face” on the harp reminds me of this character.