I was out for dinner with friends, and as we were leaving I glanced at my blackberry and saw the news that Whitney Houston had died. I was devastated and shocked. I immediately shed a few tears. I really always believed in her comeback. I know a lot of people are writing about her troubles, but I prefer to focus on her beauty, strength and voice. Gosh I loved that voice. Someone wrote recently that they heard God in her voice – I totally agree – every time she sang I felt her sparkle and her soul. That woman could sing!!
This picture is how I will remember her – so incredibly beautiful. I will also remember her through the incredible musical legacy she has left us. A few of my favourites:
1 – I will Always Love You – it is crazy how this song never gets old. I can listen to it over and over and over. I try to sing along but I am not even close to hitting those notes. I figure Whitney wouldn’t mind though, she was cool like that.
2 – I Wanna Dance with Somebody – To me this was the fun Whitney, the song I would play while getting ready to hit the town. She was so hopeful in this song, and so light and joyful. It always brings a smile to my face.
3 – Greatest Love of All – This song is phenomenal. I can still remember the first time I saw her perform it on tv – I was awestruck. I think if she hadn’t done I Will Always Love You this would have been her signature.
4 – Exhale (Shoop Shoop) – I loved this song and movie so much that I started Waiting to Exhale nights with my friends. We got together once a month and cooked together and hung out. I own the movie and watch it every now and then…the next time I watch it I will be missing Whitney even more.
I could go on listing songs all night…but instead I think I’ll just go give her cd another listen…maybe you should too.