Music has the power to affect its listeners in the most unexpected ways. When it comes to the notes and lyrics of our favorite songs, we don't have much control over our emotions. A song can take us back to a specific moment in our lives, like a first dance with a loved one or difficult time when we needed comfort. No matter how many times you hear a song, the reason why it affects you so deeply might always remain a mystery.
In the case of Henry, music was able to breath new life into him when he was unresponsive to the rest of the world. Henry didn't offer much reaction to the caretakers in his nursing home, but when they decided to play him his favorite music, he came alive with enthusiasm for the sounds he used to love. Henry even sings his favorite Cab Calloway song, reminding us just how much life music has to give.