I can't believe I am even writing this. I had a blog all done to post tonight for my weekly Sunday blog. Then on the way home from an evening of running errands and shopping tonight, my sweetie gets in the car from checking the lotto tickets to blurt out the horrible news. Honestly I thought it was some kind of hoax, like they did to John Bon Jovi recently, sadly that was not the case.
This makes my heart very sad. Personally I do not think there has ever been a singer as talented as Whitney Houston ~ ever. I grew up listening to her music and she was someone that I looked up to musically very very much. She could sing the phone book and bring you to tears, well me anyway. From the minute I heard her sing "How Will I Know" when I was just a little Greek Girl in the seventh grade I was hooked. I went on to purchase every single record she ever made. I must have spent hundreds of hours listening to her records, and buying the sheet music to her songs to take to my weekly voice lessons. Her voice was one of a kind, so many things wrapped up into one, strong, clear, soft, simply amazing.
I don't know, is it just me because I am a singer? I don't think so, I don't know how anyone could have listened to her sing anything and not be moved. It is a tragedy that she was taken so soon, who knows what beautiful songs she could have went on to record. Sadly, we will never know. I do not want to even begin to speculate as to the reason why this happened. It is unfortunate that she as many other talented musicians who left us before they should have succumbed to the dark world of drugs. Personally, I don't understand it. It is just something that has never appealed to me, drugs, partying, any of it, thank God. I hope that the media does not focus on this part of her life, but rather that they focus on her incredible gift. I for one am choosing to remember the positive - the joy her music brought to my life. Moments in time - listening to a note of her sing a particular song can take me back to.
Whitney Houston you will be missed, now you can sing in heaven with the Angels where you belong...
Blessings, Love & Music ~