A marvelous and very soulful singer. Melody Gardot is one strong woman. In 2003, while cycling, she was struck by a car. She suffered serious head and spinal injuries. Her pelvis was broken in two places. Confined to a hospital bed for a year, lying on her back, she patiently learned again how to walk, brush her teeth, and other basic skills you take for granted. Ms. Gardot must wear dark glasses because, as a consequence of the accident, she is hyper-sensitive to light. Noise also affects her. She finds it difficult to listen to sounds above a whisper. Furthermore, the accident caused her long and short term memory problems. She has trouble sensing time. She describes her recovery this way: “It was like climbing Mount Everest every day.” Yet, she proves how adaptable we humans can be. The accident damaged the neural pathways between the brain’s two cortices that control perception and higher mental functions, making it difficult for her to speak and effectively communicate her feelings; but you certainly cannot detect those handicaps as you watch and listen to this video. Managing her pain and disabilities, Ms. Gardot began writing and performing music to heal herself. Unable to tolerate sitting at a piano, she took up the guitar, which she was able to play while lying flat on her back in her hospital bed. We are grateful that she now shares her music therapy to heal us as well.
Thanks for the thoughtful fill-in.
Here again we notice that music is the ultimate therapy for a human being.
PS Audio, including this wonderful community, is a therapeutical company.
I love talking to PS guys on the phone about nearly anything. It’s a bit expensive to call to USA but totally worth it.
I wonder if I ever get to talk to Paul on the phone. I’ve plummeted his email with, like, a hundred questions of interest, and of course he doesn’t know everything so I’ve gotten to talk with Chris a lot too.
I praise their time to advice a mere mortal. Haha.