friends in high places…
April 7, 2013. No comments.
We can sometimes feel a bit guilty about our advantages just as we can feel resentful of our disadvantages. For instance, I would’ve had a very different experience recently as a “normal” NHS patient (a longer wait, less information, more red tape….) but instead, I was waved through like a VIP. How come?
Music, of course.
It’s been like having the medical equivalent of a backstage pass. And I’ve had a few of those too – because of music. Unfair? No, on balance I don’t think so. The same people who gasp in awe at some of the people I have met and played with, would also gasp in horror at some of the things I have had to put up with.
But that’s the thing about music – whilst being a dubious career choice, it does open doors to things money cannot buy, and take you to places you would never find in a travel guide. It let’s you explore the broader storybook of human experience and for every way it can break your heart it has the power to mend it again. Like putting pebbles in water so the colours shine out, you can drench your brittle, dry soul in songs and symphonies and feel life’s sweetness return.
For anything else you may have wrong with you though,
I recommend getting to know a good doctor.