She Is Every Woman

Posted: February 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

Memories: When I was in elementary school I was in a traveling chorus. We used to take bus trips on the weekends to participate in competitions around the state of Georgia. On these trips my girlfriends and I used to huddle in the last row of the school bus around my Walkman and sing 1985’s self titled Whitney Houston album. We would sing every song over and over again at the top of our lungs. You could not convince us that we didn’t sound just like her.

90’s classics: The Bodyguard, Waiting to Exhale, and The Preacher’s Wife…..They just don’t make movie soundtracks like they used to. I can still sing all the words to every song on these albums.

End of an Era: Whitney was my generation’s Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, or Audrey Hepburn. We imitated her style, her attitude, her flare for hair and studded gowns.  She was our beautiful super star that was still relatable and real. She didn’t deny us the good, the bad or the ugly that was her reality.  Whitney will always be that crazy aunt that said exactly what she meant when she felt like it. And that is why we will always love her….

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