~~ "The Heart Hath its Own Memory" ~~
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Monday, January 19, 2015

Music Monday- "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" And Alive Inside" Documentary

This lovely song has been a little Ear worm for several days, so I'm infecting all of you with it! ;-) "Tis a lovely thing on the whole.

Happy Martin Luther King Day, and I think this Man of Peace should always be remembered for his dedication to Peace, Equality, and Universal Love.

The original.. co-songwriter/singer Jackie DeShannon

Jackie wrote this, with her brother, in the late 60's.

One simple act, putting a little love in your heart, that could change the balance in a murderous world.  We can't be reminded often enough that we are, all of us, one big family.

About "Alive Inside"

This film is a thing of Beauty, straight from the Heart, and is a very powerful testament to the power of our brain to preserve personality, even when it's only avenue is the part of the brain that keeps musical memories alive, and which has been denied expression in some cases for ten years.  Musical memory is like a "backdoor" into a person's personality, and it has shown amazing promise for enriching lives, if activated.

It was originally released in October of 2010, and eventually went viral in January 2011.  It is a documentary about just how powerfully humans react to music, why that is, the universality of this, and how it has transformed people who have been institutionalized with Alzheimer's and other dementia for years.

You can find "Alive Inside" on Netflix and probably other places as well.  Another plus about music therapy is that in listening to Music, dementia patients come alive and responsive, and that certainly is an improvement to them being constantly medicated!  Also, they can stay home longer with their own families.

Please feel free to take the links and re-post them in order to spread the circle as widely as possible.
I'm doing it as a way to honor my sister's bravery in facing her disease.

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