Here’s your daily dose of bittersweetness:
No music appreciation class can quite do what the Boston Globe did today with its story on the use of music to help a 74-year-old man recover from a massive stroke.
It’s music therapy — or melodic intonation therapy — which can trigger neurologic pathways destroyed by a stroke.
“Music is what emotions sound like,” his therapist said, as good a definition of music as was ever made.
Watch the video and read the story and you’ll never listen to Stand by Me quite the same way again.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 17, 2016
“I really believe music is his way back into the world,” his wife says.