My earliest memory of ripped jeans as a fashion statement was Whitney wearing them on the video of I am your baby tonight. When our family got its first CD player (a pioneer in more ways than one), the soundtrack of the Bodyguard was on heavy rotation. My love is your love, the album was the ish; in the days of tape cassette collections, it was one of a handful of albums from a single artist that I copped. I wished that she would make the big comeback befitting her.

Now she is gone. Like most of them, she reveled in the public eye and most likely suffered behind closed doors. Sure, the media  is (we are) going to have a field day with her death and the “circumstances”; her songs are for a while going to be played over and over; albums are going to be flying off the shelves; tributes are going to flow; I am going to write this piece about one of my favorite artists –a true talent.

In a moment, most of us are going to forget about her and move on with our lives. But I hope at this moment, just like in the song, she is standing at the front line, the Lord is happy to see her, happy with her response and gives her eternal peace.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. getere
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 18:23:51

    I love this song.


  2. Elyas Mulu Kiros
    Feb 12, 2012 @ 18:22:21

    The sad part is that she may be remembered more for her drug addictions than for her real talent. Look what they are doing to MJ. The media in this land is vicious! It elevates you, and the moments you stumble, it brings you down and destroys you as a person. May she RIP!


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