It is hard to fathom the loss of Whitney Houston even now after a few hours for it to sink in. Eventually the shock will wear off and we will see through the fog. There will be judgments on her life, criticisms on her addiction to drugs, her choice in men, there will be introspection as to why and how things went so wrong, why did it have to end this way.
All that however pales in comparison to the gift of love that she blessed the world with; After-all, that voice, those songs, really they can only be seen as blessings of love. And so with thoughts of all those blessings, all those songs that shaped me personally as a woman, I say thank you to a Black Chick who truly lived. Her time with us was what it was supposed to be given her path. Many of us have indeed been touched by the spirit that was embodied as Whitney Houston, whether we were blessed by her voice or learned from the lessons of her life.
So in fitting Tribute to Whitney, here is Jennifer Hudson, singing ….I Will Always Love You.
Sometimes a song says it best. Thank you Whitney and may you truly find peace and soar…
We are Yours
The Traveling Black Chicks