Today I found this printed upon my Starbucks cup~
Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury but a necessity.
Neurologist and author of, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain.
photo Vic's cello http://flickr.com/photos/uncleshoe/78037934/