DALLAS -- Music can be a powerful tool. It can help bring back long lost memories, and it can help heal, just to name a few of the things it can do.
Well, some mourners visiting the DPD memorial witnessed this first hand during a touching and unexpected tribute early this week.
A single bicyclist pulled up with a grand piano in tow. He said nothing, played a gentle rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine," and left without uttering a word before leaving.
He was later interviewed explaining why he did it.
"The first time I did it was in Turkey, during a protest, and that time was the first time for me that I saw actually how music can heal such moments, and can help promote the peace and the moment. I'm using my piano as a word, [unspoken] word to promote the peace," said Davide Martello.
The traveling pianist tweeted that the colors of the piano keys - black and white - inspired him to play in Dallas and that "Imagine" was the perfect song.
"I choose the "Imagine" song because this song is, for me, one of the most powerful songs in the century. It contains all of the words that we need right now," Martello explained.
And that's something we couldn't agree more with.