Whitney 1963 - 2012

Photo Credit: TMZ.com

I was stunned to learn of the passing of Whitney Houston this past weekend. She was my favorite singer of the ‘90’s. There are so many nostalgic memories tied indefinitely to the many many songs she sang. “I Will Always Love  You”  immediately reminds me of my youthful romantic love I had for my then boyfriend, now husband. “The Greatest Love of All” provokes my heart into remembering my long lost mother, may she rest peacefully in the arms of her Savior.  My sadness comes from the knowledge that she will never return to the great talent that formed an ambiance for so many enraptured by her voice.

So today we have learned from TMZ.com that Whitney may have passed from a mixture of prescription drugs and alcohol. This all too familiar scenario seems to have no end. The love affair with chemicals continues to rage on. It is clear to me. We need to change our perspective on “war on drugs”. 

My thoughts, prayers and heart go out to her family, especially her daughter. Unfortunately, I understand all to well the pain of losing your mother as a child.


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