I grew up listening to Whitney Houston. It was sad, and sadly, not a huge shock, to hear of her untimely death yesterday. She had such a powerful and astounding voice, never duplicated. I think one of the tragic things is someone so talented, probably didn’t have to die. Unfortunately, these types of deaths are way to common today. Back in the day, she would have never seemed like a person who would succumb to addictions.
But addictions claim the lives of of thousands and thousands people every day. We all know of someone who is or has suffered from addictions. I think when someone famous dies, it brings it closer to home- if it can happen to them, it can happen to anyone.
Still, her voice and spirit will live on in her music. My favorite song of hers is One Moment In Time. For me, it captures the hopes and dreams we all have at one time or another, for our lives.
As I was driving today, some of her great songs ran through my mind, and I made them into a short paragraph:
One moment in time, didn’t we almost have it all- the greatest love of all. All at once, I’m every woman, you give good love. How will I know, I wanna dance with somebody. I have nothing, where do broken hearts go, I will always love you.
Below is Whitney Houston singing live, One Moment In Time at the 1988 Grammys. I think it is one of the best live performances I’ve ever heard.
RIP Whitney Houston- thanks for the timeless songs, and sharing your amazing voice.