Heart, Mind, & Body

Coma Music

Today is my birthday. I took my son Luke with me to Hobby Lobby while Lyla was in preschool. I pulled into a parking spot and looked out my window. The car next to me was a black, rusty hearse. Then I saw the license plate:

U R NXT. I just kind of froze. It was super creepy!

I got out of the car and grabbed Luke. Right after I crossed in front of the hearse, a little old lady in the next car revved her engine loudly three times, stuck in park. I’m so glad she didn’t whiskey throttle in reverse into me and Luke! I thought, “Holy cow! We need to get inside!”

I wasn’t planning on dwelling on my mortality today, but I wrote the rest of this post last night. Given today’s events, I think it ties in nicely!


I have a great break the ice question for you:

If you are in a coma, what music should be played in your hospital room to help wake you up? 

I don’t know why, but I’ve put a lot of thought into this. And my husband keeps forgetting which music I require to be awakened, so I’m going to put it out there on the internet just in case he ever needs to be reminded someday!

Here are the qualifications for good coma music:

***triggers a special long term memory

***stirs you emotionally

***you know the music like the back of your hand


My Coma Music List:

1. Yanni Live at the Acropolis– I danced to this as a kid in our family room. I’m listening to it right now!

2. Chaikovsky’s Nutcracker– Also danced to this in my home and on stage and have attended the ballet most winters of my life.

 3. Pride and Prejudice Soundtrack– gives me sweet feelings of nostalgia, and it’s one of my favorite books and movies.


All three of these move me every time I hear them, and they feel like a part of me. I play them often because they make me happy. Hearing them brings back memories. I know them like I know a friend, and that’s why I feel like they would be very helpful in stirring my brain and spirit were I to be trapped in a coma.

Do you think music would help you if you were comatose?

What Coma Music would you choose???

6 thoughts on “Coma Music”

  1. Thanks for sharing! I feel like I need to put my list out there as well now too… just in case! Counting on you both to remind A 😉
    1. Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley (wedding processional song I walked down aisle to my beloved!)
    2. Divine Romance – Phil Wickham (our first dance as husband and wife)
    3. The Cause of Christ – Kari Job (beautiful song, favorite lyrics, one of my go-to songs for my long nights in investment banking)
    4. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s (one of our favorite songs when dating)

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