So very often, we identify people by the way they behave; by the way they dress; by the way they speak... all that appeals to the 5 senses. Very often we forget that beneath all that, lies the true essence of the individual.
In the seemingly inattentive child who has such limited eye contact with anyone; the elderly lady who forgets who and where she is, there is a soul and a spirit that lies trapped in all that pathology.
It is so needful to see beyond all that, into the realm where logic cannot reach. Somehow, music has that potential, to reach that soul within, to invite the person into a shared activity. Even if it is for a short while, it is still worth it!