'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menosukhi Moment - Maestro Missed

Allow me this, dear friends. Last Monday, the leap day, the Maestro departed.

The sturdy spirit has been released from its bondage to the body. The clarsach exchanged for a cherub's harp. The chords of other dimensions have gained a greater resonance.

Amy Moar 10th Nov 1991 - 29th Feb 2016

From the moment she was a twinkle, her course was set. The genes played their mischief and her prognosis was short. A donor kidney - and a great deal of other work - turned that around. Expectations were altered on more than one occasion. 

Music, it turned out, was the blessing which came with her. From 18 months old she was showing signs of keyboard brilliance. It was nurtured, not least through a wonderful organisation for whom she was latterly working. (Do feel free to read this post from Drake Music in her honour.)

We were all overwhelmed when, at twenty three and a half years, she celebrated an achievement once considered unlikely. BA (hon). Amy lived her dream.

Her mother, Mac1, lived and breathed every moment with her. Her father was her mate and chivvied her along with many a joke and a prosecco or 87... There have been many heartaches along the way. The last two months perhaps the greatest of all, for there was no lift, no real light, apart from a couple of brief days. 

The memories must, however, be of all the joys and times of sharing music and growth. The talent which came and counterbalanced the lows. The angelic voice which charmed the Dalai Lama and the piano and clarsach upon which celestial sounds surged.

RIP sweet Amy. You are missed, but we who knew you were blessed.

For the generous, Amy's mum has set up a JUST GIVING account for the Maestro's two favourite charities.

To hear Amy at work, click here.


  1. Why is it the most beautiful souls leave us too early. Thank you for sharing this beautiful life of talent and smiles.

  2. We so often don't understand that there are so many dimensions to a person. Bless all those who loved her and mourn her loss.

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. A lovely tale of a life well lived though all too brief

  4. Such a talent. Our abode in this world is transitory, our life therein is but a loan.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. And thank you for sharing the special person with us.

  6. So very sorry that her time here was so short.
    Blessings to you and all the family.

  7. Lovely music, it's always sad when such a one is gone from us.

  8. Sadly sweet angels never seem to stay long on this earth, I am sure we will all hear her beautiful music in ever sunset

  9. RIP Amy, you are missed and I'm so sad that you had to go...

  10. I am so sorry for your and your family's loss.

  11. A beautiful tribute, Yam. She was blessed, as you and your family were, with her life. My condolences. xx

  12. I am so sorry, Yam. In her short life Amy achieved so much against great odds and made the very most of her remarkable musical gifts. My heartfelt sympathy to you and all your family.

  13. Oh ..... Yamini .... I am so sorry!! It was her time to fly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Amy's family. Lynn xxxxx

  14. YaYa
    Amy was an angel on this earth as evident with her musical abilities. She was surrounded by love and I'm so happy she was able to finish her degree.
    Sending hugs to you all
    Cecilia and Bryan

  15. I meant to say what beautiful red hair Amy had.


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