At such times - in the oratorios and passions most of all, but also in the humbler church choirs and chorales - as he soared up into the music Martin forgot that he was 'retarded', forgot all the sadness and badness of his life, sensed a great spaciousness enfold him, felt himself both a true man and a true child of God.

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, 1985

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