Saturday, February 14, 2009

Moment of zen

My various radios are all permanently tuned to NPR. This is not just because I'm a news junkie and public radio seems to be one of the last remaining places to find the practice of journalism in gathering and delivering the news.

It's because now and then, amid the reports from Iran and Afghanistan and interviews with experts real and self-proclaimed, come sweet little stories about ordinary people doing things that make a positive difference or reveal a useful truth.

This morning's Weekend Edition program offered one of these stories. It's about a woman who plays the harp in the emergency room of a busy urban hospital to bring some calming comfort to patients and staff.

It made me smile on a Valentine's Day morning, a moment worth noticing, and in hopes that it does the same for others, here's a link.

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