April 19 – Sunday Afternoon Drive & Harp Music

As far as I know, it is legal to go for a Sunday afternoon drive. In the ’20s to the ’50s, families would go for a drive after church on Sunday afternoon. The reason? Merely for pleasure or leisure. With no particular destination in mind, there was no rush to get anywhere on these drives. The only purpose was to get out of town, enjoy the scenery and the pleasure of moving.

We recently went for such a drive and were delighted to find a huge teddybear in an old car parked in front of a house in Brownsville.

Back in the day, the Model-T didn’t have a radio. Todays cars come fully equipped with a stereo system. With that in mind, you might enjoy listening to the Keys of David by harpist Steve Rees, a former nurse who played harp music to calm his patients. He tunes his harp to 528 Hz frequency which he claims to have an extraordinary calming effect. You can learn more about his ministry at his website, www.calmingharp.com.

He mentions the following benefits of harp music on his site, including:

  • Improve blood pressure
  • The Mozart effect
  • Enhance child development
  • Assist with pain management
  • Help soothe and calm the soul
  • Fights against depression
  • Aid in surgical recovery
  • Induce sleep and relaxation
  • Increase performance and concentration

Today’s activity: Go for a Sunday afternoon drive or listen to some of the harp music at www.calmingharp.com.

Tell us about your afternoon drive here.