Saturday, July 23, 2011

amy winehouse: everyone is someone's baby.

A great talent passed away today. Unfortunately, Amy Winehouse will be remembered more for her battle with addiction than for her music. Perhaps the saddest part about it all is that nobody was surprised when they heard she had been found dead in her apartment. The general sentiment was that it was only a matter of time.

Mental health issues are hard enough on their own. From what I understand, Amy suffered from bipolar disorder. Add to that her terrible issues with addiction and she was truly a ticking time bomb. The thing I hope people will remember as they comment on a "life wasted" or that she was at the top of everyone's death pool, is that she was just a human being. Imperfect and fallible, with the gift of a voice full of soul that we all hoped to hear more from. Most of all, she was somebody's baby. She was somebody's child. She was loved, for far more than being a talented singer. She was loved for first smiles, first steps, sticky kisses and the way she looked like an angel when she slept. While we who did not know her feel free to judge her and comment on what could have been, her family is no doubt devastated at the loss of her, and the painful lead up to her death.

Rest in peace Amy Winehouse. Rest in peace.

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