As many of you know, Berny and I (Ethemia) offer ‘Special Sofa Sessions’. These sessions consist of 30/40 minute acoustic set ( Free of charge) to people unable to make live music gigs due to illness or disability. We have performed to people suffering with cancer, chronic illnesses, elderly people and young people in their own homes, residential care, hospitals and hospice’s.
Last Friday 10th June 2016 we had the privilege of performing a Special Sofa Session to some amazing young people living in a residential home in Gloucester.
These young people had differing disabilities but, their love for life, for each other and live music was electric. Their hearts were on fire during our performance, their smiles, their singing and dancing was contagious. We felt so blessed to share our music with them all. To see them all light up throughout our music is something we will never forget.
“There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more”. ~ Robert M. Hensel
We all have the opportunity to live our lives with a heart on fire. The human spirit is one of ability, perseverance and courage, no disability can steal that away. The amount of love and joy they shared was so beautiful, we felt incredibly emotional. In a world that is sometimes full of darkness, we entered into a light that shone so brightly. Into a world of love and inclusion, where everyone benefits because Love has no language and no limits, it transcends all barriers.
Loads of Love & Ethemia Hugs to you all,
Michaela & Berny xxxx