Sunday, February 12, 2012

So Emotional

I still can't wrap my head around the fact that Whitney Houston is gone. Every time I turn on the television and see the news, I can't help but think it isn't real. I'm stunned.

One of the first songs I remember falling in love with is "So Emotional." Whenever one of my good friends and I heard this song come on the radio while hanging out at her grandmother's pool on a hot afternoon, we immediately began screaming out the song with our squeaky little voices trying to compete with Whitney's. No one can compete with her. Music won't be the same without her.

The poem I've selected for this week is in tribute to Whitney: "The Role of Elegy" by Mary Jo Bang.

May her soul rest in peace and her family and loved ones find healing and peace in their hearts after their tragic loss.

What memories does Whitney Houston evoke for you? What was your favorite song of hers?


Some other links I thought I'd share:

An inspiring article on working toward success by Dan Blank: "Being a Success, Without Being a Bestseller"

Many of us can relate with this question: "Can there be a day to celebrate failure?"Read an excerpt from Paige Taggart's poem "Get Your Slip On" via The The Poetry

Are you as crazy about Pinterest? (It has become a bad, bad habit for me!) Check out these boards for book-lovers! And if you have any others you follow and would like to share, please let me know!


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  2. My favorite Whitney movie. Thanks for posting this clip. Takes me back to when I first saw this movie and 'exhaling' became a code word for our group of friends when we thought we met 'the one.' Great memories.

    1. Thanks for sharing your Whitney memory! I think I'm going to have to watch this movie again this week. Listened to the soundtrack yesterday.

      Have a lovely week!

  3. That poem is very beautiful.

    Did you see Jennifer Hudson sing "I Will Always Love You" on the Grammys last night?? Whew. So powerful and touching.

    Loss is always sad.

    1. I'm glad you found beauty in it, Hannah.

      I watched Hudson's performance last night. Moved me to tears. I am still in disbelief...