How to Listen at Mass
When I was an undergraduate, we were privileged to have in our dorm an upperclassman named Jerry Hawhee. Jerry was nearly blind and had to tap with a cane as he walked to make sure he didn’t bump into anything. But what Jerry taught us was how to listen to great music: sitting on the edge of your seat, fully attentive, literally leaning in.
Perhaps because his sight was lacking and his other senses were relatively more sensitive, Jerry loved to listen to music. When you looked at his face, it seemed as though he was savoring each and every note,