reply to post by Jakes51
Very true, also. I guess it boils down to, when someone is in the spotlight for whatever reason, brilliance or abject failure, we tend to invest a
level of interest in them. Like anything that raises our eye or tempers our heart.
There are millions of people who go unnoticed everyday with as much talent and skill as those who happen to make it into publicity, and when they pass
on, no one knows. And there are millions of people who are chained to the suffering of addiction, and when they pass, only scorn by strangers is
heard. Bad choices are like life itself, you don't realize how much of a burden it can be until you're weighed down by it.
I didn't care for her music. But when I heard the news, I still sat for a moment. As I do with any high profile death. As I do when I read the
obituaries and see a familiar name. As I do when I hear of a lonely solitary life who passed on only to be found years later in his apartment by
People who judge lifestyle choices and berate the deceased for them, have far more personal demons than those they seek to attack. The empty can
rattles the most.
RIP Whitney Houston. and may the countless other unknown souls who joined you in death this day, comfort you and be comforted by you as you take the
journey to wherever you go.
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