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Music Leads The Dance Of Love AT FORTY FIVE Magazine Issue 2021 13

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“I asked the daughter

“I asked the daughter to share with me a few of the songs that related to her mother’s past and their family life and invited her to join in the next session. I started playing the songs and suggested the daughter ask her mother to dance. They armed themselves and after a few seconds, they look into each other’s eyes. As if a veil raises, the daughter sees her mother recognize 18

and understand her as her daughter. The mother speaks her daughter’s name, and they start crying and hugging each other. I didn’t want to stop the music. They had this connection of their life together, once again they were mother and daughter. I repeated the song more than a few times and when I could see the mother becoming exhausted, I brought it to an end. Within seconds the recognition was gone.” Maria tapes all of her sessions, so that loved ones can share such electric and precious moments. A recording like this has always been a valuable and priceless keepsake especially for the families of people who suffered life-threatening illnesses and faced death and loss. Finding Her Calling Maria was 3 when her visually impaired sister was born. Music was a way of coping with many issues related to her sister’s medical condition. Maria had to spend a lot of time with her grandparents as her parents were gone for periods of time treating her sister. At five and a half, she performed her first solo and it was natural that she chose to be a music teacher. As 19

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