I Will Always Love You

Saturday, February 11, 2012

When dinner parties get awkward, I always pull out one of my favorite ice breakers. I make everyone go around the table and say what song that they would sing if they tried out for American Idol.

I have two answers. I’m an undiscovered talent in the rapping category, so I would sing Double Dutch Bus. But if the judges were looking for more of a ballad – I’d turn to an old friend – Whitney - for "The Greatest Love of All" from one of my first CD's (Lionel Richie was my first!) 

You see, Whitney and I were friends. She always loved me. She would remind me that I would dance with somebody during middle school slow dances. She taught me how to be an every woman and Queen of the Night at dance classes.

I was so sad to hear of Whitney Houston’s passing tonight in a Heartbreak Hotel room. She was beautiful. Her voice was amazing and she was one of the first superstar singers that I remember in my life.

If there is anything we can learn from this, other than life is short, its:

Sometimes you'll laugh
Sometimes you'll cry
Life never tells us, the when's or why's
When you've got friends, to wish you well
You'll find your point when
You will exhale 

I look to you
After all my strength is gone
In you I can be strong

I´m every woman
It´s all in me

Oh, wanna dance with somebody
I wanna feel the heat with somebody
Yeah wanna dance with somebody
With somebody who loves me

Don't you dare walk away from me
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don't have you, you

Where do broken hearts go?
Can they find their way home?
Back to the open arms
Of a love that's waiting there

I've got the stuff that you want
I've got the thing that you need
I've got more than enough
to make you drop to your knees
'Cause I'm the queen of the night
The queen of the night 

I will always love you Whitney.