And then we heard the piano and the laughter.

From the balcony of the Mayo Clinic we could see an older couple sitting side by side at the piano, playing together and entertaining a host of people. Some were in wheelchairs, others were sitting with canes beside them or standing. Everyone was smiling and all burdens were forgotten for the moment.

The joy was absolutely indescribable. When we asked them to play one more for us, Fran and Marlow Cowan, who have been married more than sixty two years and are in their nineties, treated us to an exceptional performance that is now a YouTube sensation.

I promise you'll smile when you watch the video.

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