Cardiac ward, Kaiser SF
"Thank you so much! Everyone who walked in the door was so glad you were here. We really appreciate it!"
Maternity ward, Kaiser SF
"... the calming effect of the music brings peace. Thanks for coming to this ward."
ICU ward, Kaiser SF
"My mom was in distress and we thought she was very close to death. We were so upset. The you came. The nurse said my mother's blood pressure dropped back into the calm zone while you played the harp. I wish you could stay longer.."
ICU, Kaiser San Francisco
"My dad was finally able to relax enough to sleep to the sounds of your music. Thank you."
Kaiser San Francisco
She played harp as a young woman, her attendant tells me. I scan my mental repertoire list for something she might recognize, and as her attendant begins to wheel the lady away, I begin "Lavender's Blue Dilly-dilly" hoping her child self will remember this happy little tune.
I hear her begin to hum as they go back down the hallway. "You'll be my queen.."