I just finished watching Glee. I'm not going to talk about the actual episode, I just want to say that Mercedes performance of I Will Always Love You made me cry. That song is emotional as it is and I know that they probably taped the show before Whitney died but it made me cry more because of her death. And then at the end when they dedicated it to her made me want to cry again.
I'm not one of those people who is jumping on the "R.I.P Whitney Houston" trains just because she died and I know that most people grew up listening to her and I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I listened to her music last week, but I am one of those people that meant it when I said R.I.P. She, along with, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion were the artists that I listened to when I was growing up. They are all on my computer and from time to time I listen to them.
I'm not going to talk about her drug problems and the like, mainly because I don't know the full story. We only see what the media wanted us to see. I am sad though that her life was cut short by the choices that she made throughout her life.
When I was in high school, I wanted to be a singer but I knew I wouldn't make it because my voice wasn't and still isn't nearly half of what Whitney's was. I wish she didn't take the path that she did. I wish that she had gotten the help that she did because even if she didn't go back to singing, she still could have lived a long life. But as my mother said, "If they don't want the help, their not going to take it."
I am still in disbelieve every time I think about her, but I think that is how it's going to be for a while.