“There’s a sad sort of clanging
From the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple, too
And up in the nursery
An absurd little bird
Is popping out to say coo-coo

“Regretfully they tell us
But firmly they compel us
to say goodbye…
To you”

“All good things must come to an end.” “When God closes a door He opens a window.” “It is much easier to begin than to end.”

There are a plethora of social platitudes that I could fall back on right now as I bring my time here at MusicSparks to a close. Most of them would probably be both true and appropriate, but it feels a little too cliché to leave it all at that.

Looking back over the last few months, we’ve shared some ideas, a few laughs and bandied interesting theories around. I’ve enjoyed every single word of it. ☺ When I first started working on MusicSparks, I didn’t know what a lively, vibrant community I would be immersed in with the music therapists. It’s been a pure pleasure to read everyone’s blogs and follow the conversations on Twitter and I appreciate all the thoughts and growth the community has instigated.

I appreciate my time here with JoAnn and I consider myself so very fortunate to have had this opportunity. I know that with her compassion and devotion to her clients, she will continue to do good work. If I ever need a music therapist, JoAnn is the first one I will turn to for myself or my loved ones.

While I may not be as visible as I have been in the past, I will certainly still be lurking around the music therapy blogs and you can count on me to pop in with an opinion from time to time. If you are ever interested in contacting me, either personally or professionally, I’m always available via email at

And now, because music is our universal language, I leave you with one last song. Although this particular tune is not necessarily the epitome of a “goodbye” song, it has always been one of my favorites and simply want to share it with you at this juncture. Please enjoy this old classic and have a lovely day.

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