Long before Christina was called "The Voice", I think, Whitney Houston was one of those voices that made me stop what I was doing just to listen. She was not one you would choose to do for a karaoke. No Way. When I heard this morning, that she had died, I really wasn't suprised. Like Amy Winehouse, we all knew she walked a very thin line. My heart was heavy though, with the loss of what might have been.
I can't be the music lover I am and not say what a fantastic talent she was. Who could watch Bodyguard and not be moved by that woman. I can't say she will be missed... She was all ready missed while she was still here on Earth! She ruled the airwaves in the 80 and 90s. Then, with her marriage to Bobby Brown, she lost it all. She fought her demons and lost. We are all the poorer for it.
I don't think there was ever an American Anthem sung at a football game that rivaled her 25th Superbowl appearance. She was fabulous.
My heart goes out to her daughter. I don't know if that little girl, while she is 18 now, ever saw her the way we did, in the beginning, when her talent was shiny and new. I don't profess to know what her personal life was like, good heavens, no.....but we got a peak inside. What we saw scared us, for her, I think. We want someone with such talent to do well and be well.
So this song, for me, says it pretty much. Didn't We Almost Have it All She did, didn't she? Almost...