"Music connects people with who they have been, who they are in their lives..."

Today's post isn't about a particular song but about ALL songs and music in general. In the words of the late, great Dr. Angelou, “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”

As someone who measures her memories against the soundtrack of moments, this trailer struck so many chords within me (pun always intended) and I urge all of you to watch and see for yourself.

Music has always been the universal language, and I believe that its power is beyond what we can even comprehend in today's age.

In the filmmakers' words:

ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.


Along the same lines, Hal and I watched Casablanca (which I had not seen since high school) over the weekend and THIS scene, I think, is perhaps the most important/iconic/HELL YES scene in the history of filmtime: 


Beginning next month, Alive Inside will be playing in select theaters. See here for more. And go here to find out more about Music & Memory, a non-profit that brings personalized music into the lives of those who need it most. To music! To connection! To an awakened humanity!