Then this week I watched James Rhodes' 'Notes from the Inside' on Channel 4. He was playing to patients he'd got to know in the country's largest mental hospital. Their stories -- and his own -- were very moving.
The last piece he chose was
Widmung -- Dedication; Schumann's love song to his wife, Clara;
and I immediately recognised the haunting melody I have been looking for since I was -- well -- a teenager!
Have a listen.
Float away on this expression of love!