Feb 16, 2012

Whitney Houston - Leave it be

I mean really.

Her passing is tragic.

She has an 18yr old daughter who will never recover from this loss and will never truly have the answer as to why her mother took her life (if it was not accidental).

She was a fabulous singer and performer. She was a beautiful woman and probably a beautiful person who suffered from addiction as so many brilliant artists do.

And then there are all of us regular folk. We have our vices, we have our secrets and tragically we all know of someone - close or distant - who has lost their struggle with addiction and in turn their lives.

But let's just call it a day.

Leave it be.

Let her family mourn in private.

Stop the constant reports, stories, photos and ridiculous interviews with people who claim to be her friends yet want nothing more than their moments of fame.

You know what is really sad about her death and so many others who were in the spotlight? It's the fact that their deaths over shadow their lives in the end.

It's their lives we should celebrate and honour and it's their departure from this world that we should respect and just leave it be.

My heart goes out to her daughter who at the tender age of 18 has to carry the weight of her pain, her loss and the terrible, disdaining comments being made by the media.

R.I.P. Whitney Houston - If only you could.

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