Sunday, February 12, 2012

It Wasn't Supposed to End This Way

A great voice. Good looks. Impeccable production. Commercial success. Universal acclaim. Financial fortune.

Whitney Elizabeth Houston.

A voice that has been silenced too soon.

She appeared to have everything. Everything that the world could give, that is. But it wasn't enough. All that money, popularity and success was not enough to feed the apparent hole in her soul.

We've seen it so many times before. So much success and so little fulfillment. Talent evaporated by drugs, alcohol and decay.

Her life and her death have become a cautionary tale. It should cause all of us to reflect on the meaning and the fragility of our own lives.

1 comment:

Charles said...

Well, it seems the entire world is focused at the moment on Whitney and isn't quite ready to let her go, but gone she is, and where did she go? I think she's still quite alive, but she's just not here right now, and is in another place besides here. In our pride and arrogance, we tend to think there is no other place better than earth, just as we think there was no better singer than Whitney. What was her very last song? Check it out.