love you, ms. whitney

I’m at a loss. I didn’t know Whitney Houston. I’ve never seen her in concert. My memories of her are strictly from albums, radio, television, movies. And her voice brings up Mama. All Mama.

I remember dancing to How Will I Know, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I’m Your Baby Tonight.

Breaking it down with my siblings to I’m Every Woman.

My mom took me to see The Bodyguard in the theater four times. Waiting to Exhale came out right around the time of my parent’s divorce. I saw the book on my mom’s nightstand. I read it when she was done. My mom had a six disc changer in the trunk of her VW. The soundtrack to that movie was in it almost always.

Whitney Houston has passed. One of the leading voices of the soundtrack to my childhood, maybe yours, too. I hope she is at peace.

Thank you, Ms. Whitney.

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2 responses to “love you, ms. whitney

  1. My heart is breaking. Like you, the first thing I thought about was my mom. Dancing to Whitney’s music with her, and blaring it in the car. And also like you, hope she is finally at peace.

  2. Beautiful Megan. I will miss her too.

    No one can sing like Whitney.

    Linda aka Mayimuna

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