Sunday, February 12, 2012
I'm In Shock!! Whitney Houston Gone.
Whitney Houston is dead at the age of 48. She was found dead today. I am totally speechless. I have been a fan since I was a kid. Whitney's voice was literally the soundtrack of my childhood. The little girl in me who used to sing her songs into a hairbrush in the mirror is saddened. Her voice has always been angelic to me. I am so sad. I first say the news on Twitter. I took the info as untrue. I googled her name and was heartbroken when credible sources were reporting it. Whitney is dead. How horrible for her daughter and her Mom. Her Mom has to bury her baby and Whitney's baby has to bury her Mommie. That is an unimaginable pain for me.
In my heart, Whitney will always be that vibrant beautiful brown girl with the voice that gave me goosebumps. She will always be that bright shining star she was for so long. From her music to her films, it was like there was nothing she couldn't do. I loved "The Bodyguard," "The Preacher's Wife" and "Waiting To Exhale." I can honestly say, after reading and loving the book, I was not sold on Whitney as Savannah. But she was ok. The soundtrack for "Waiting To Exhale" was basically perfect. The Whitney/CeCe Winans classic "Count On Me" was even my class song. I haven't been able to hear it without crying for years already (RIP LRT) . Now, with Whitney's passing, I'm sure I don't ever want to hear it again. I know I pulled for Whitney's comeback. I wanted to see her soar again. Wanted to get goosebumps from her voice once again. God had other plans. Better plans for Whitney. The world is missing am angel tonight.
Whitney will always be the voice of my younger generation. I love everything about her, from her clothes to her hair to her makeup. She was always a favorite of mine. I was looking forward her redemption story. She just completed the remake of "Sparkle" with Jordin Sparks. I wonder if she was able to finish any songs for the soundtrack? Her legacy will forever be her voice and her music. She will live on forever because of that. As I sit here blogging this, it's still unreal to me. I'm sure there will be more info in the days coming. Below are just a few of my favorite songs. May Whitney rest in paradise. She will be truly missed.