Even when everything is destroyed, the tunes remain, the music survives. A beautiful reminder of that is this video of an elderly Lebanese woman playing piano inside a house ravaged because of the recent blast in Beirut.
An accident that claimed lives of at least 100 people and left several thousands injured and homeless, couldn’t kill the spirit of this woman who can be seen playing the instrument in a room filled with shattered glass.
The person who uploaded the video said that this is a video doing rounds on WhatsApp and she can’t verify the source.
Thank you for reaching out, this has been circulating anonymously on WhatsApp in Lebanon. I tried to find the source to tag them but couldn’t.— Raefah Makki رئيفة مكّي (@Raefah) August 5, 2020
However, later a person said that he knows the lady and is her neighbour.
♥️I hope you are safe and sound— Raefah Makki رئيفة مكّي (@Raefah) August 6, 2020
The video is now being shared on Twitter, as people try to across the message that even in these tragic times, the hope isn’t lost.
Video of elderly Lebanese woman at her home playing the piano while surrounded by broken glass and rubble, captures the spirit or #Beirut.— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) August 5, 2020
This city doesn’t give up and keeps rising from the ashes: pic.twitter.com/FUp1fuTGQK
An elderly Lebanese woman playing “Auld Lang Syne” on the piano surrounded by the ruins of her house.— Annett Grimm 📝 (@_AGrimm) August 5, 2020
Amidst all the pain, there is also hope.#Beirut #Lebanon #BeirutExplosions pic.twitter.com/GoxOxxB332
it’s tragic— 911news (@911news) August 5, 2020
tragedy for such a cultured, developed society
RT @sahouraxo: Beautiful… An elderly Lebanese woman plays the piano amongst the ruins in her house.#Beirut will rise again 🇱🇧❤️#BeirutBlast #LebanonExplosion pic.twitter.com/fkaFV8e9PJ
An elderly #Lebanese woman playing the #piano amidst the rubble and devastation.— Brendan May (@bmay) August 5, 2020
Human civilisation isn’t quite done yet.❣️#Beirut #LebanonExplosion #Lebanon #WednesdayWisdom #WednesdayMotivation #music #musicheals #MusicIsLife #HumanityFirst #Humanity pic.twitter.com/2ttFuUMtu5
Universal language of love: #Music— Mustafa Bağ (@mustafa__bag) August 5, 2020
In #Beirut an elderly woman plays a few notes on the piano in her ruined living room. Symbol of the resilience of the Lebanese people. #Lebanon 🇱🇧 #BeirutBlast #BeirutExplosion
If the piano still works, play it❣️— BoxerGG (@Raw_Boxer) August 5, 2020
This Lebanese woman actions after the dust has settled is sending a lot of positive messages… pic.twitter.com/sqDlMgmvJA