Music can make you alive inside

Music can make you alive inside

HENRY SITS HUNCHED OVER IN HIS WHEELchair, arms crossed in front of him. His head is down, almost as if he’s trying to disappear inside himself.

He’s been in the nursing home for 10 years now, and life as he knew it has diminished greatly. He’s mostly unresponsive. Then a set of earphones, connected to an iPod, is placed on his head.

When he hears his favorite musician, Cab Calloway, he lifts his head, eyes opened wide with joy and astonishment. He begins moving his arms and hands to the music, singing along.

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