I was almost brought to tears last night when I saw the news coverage on Whitney Houston's death. In my mind, Michael Jackson was the King and she was the Queen, and to have talent that great gone, is very sad. I remember when I was 15 years old, I bought the "Best of Whitney" CD and played it non stop for months! Her incredible voice gave me the chills. Me and my mom loved her music. No doubt did she have her public struggles in the media, but I always hoped she would come back strong and fierce, and kick butt like she did in the 80's! The entertainment industry is a though world and sometimes the negativity can get the best of a person. I hope this will serve as an example to the world that dealing with pain by using drugs and alcohol is never the right way to go, whether you're famous or not.
And above all, talking bad, bullying and gossiping about anyone is pointless and only makes this world grim. Instead, we need to empower one another, bring out the best in people and experience joy - and that's what I think Whitney did through her music for us.
Her incredible voice, her spirit and the happiness she spread throughout the world is what should be remembered!
Here is one of my favorite songs by Whitney (recorded when she was only 24), which I still jam out to in my apartment! :) Another one of my favorites is "My Love is Your Love".
♥ Rest in peace Whitney! We will always love you!! ♥