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This was Mary's birthday party, she lived in a foster care home. She would scream with joy when something pleased her. In this case, she just wanted to put her head on my chest and hear me sing. Mary is no longer with us but I will forever treasure this photo.

 

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Dammit, I'm not supposed to be verklempt at work.

Beautiful.
 

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Dread, that brought a tear to my eye!
 

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Good vibrations, and there's that chord again.

Ralph
 
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There is absolutely no cheating in that pic. Respect
 

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Haha yeah, went to Nashville last year and showed those boys the proper way to play a "G." LOL

And you're right about the vibrations - there's just something innate about having your head on someone's chest when they're singing; that's how I used to put all our babies to sleep, rocking and singing.
 

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That is beautiful, dread.

walrus
 

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One of the sweetest photos I've ever seen. Worth so much more than a thousand words. :smile-new:

Thanks,
Joe
 

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For some strange reason the monitor on my PC is a little blurry just now! I guess I'll have to fiddle with the resolution aspect ratio again.

Thanks for sharing the photo and the story. :angel:
 

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Hey Tom: I'm not an angel but I think she might have been one...
 

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I have found that people with what are commonly called "disabilities" have a special appreciation for music. One reason for this is their lack of inhibition. Would you walk up and put your ear to a singer's chest? LOL. I told the gal who took this photo that she captured a space in time; I couldn't have staged this scene if I tried.
 

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I've been trying to get through the posts I missed while I was absent. And now with tears I find it hard to continue. Bless you
 

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I agree. The most touching picture of the year award, dread. :)
 

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By the way, when I was younger, my jazz trio used to play at a home for autistic children. The reaction we got out of those kids was unbelievable. We had to stop at some point because one of the kids started damaging my friend's drum set and was uncontrollable. It wasn't malicious, of course, it was just the kid's way of reacting... Anyway, the whole experience was intensely rewarding.
 

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Yeah chaz, it's great to connect with people musically on all different levels!
 
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