I have heard so many different reports the past few days, since Whitney Houston passed. A lot of them speak of her troubled life and her demons. Just when did those demons appear, I wonder?
She hid them well, because she always seemed happy at the beginning of her career. She was on top of the world; America's golden child of the 80's and 90's. Then, all of sudden, she started this spiral down. I know a lot of people attribute it to ex-husband, Bobby Brown. I am not sure if he should shoulder all of the blame.
We are all responsible for our own actions. No one can say that Bobby started Whitney Houston on drugs. I suspected that the drugs were already in her life when she met him, and Jennifer Holliday confirmed it, last night, in her interview with Piers Morgan, on CNN.
If only we could all go back to the day before we made the biggest mistake of our lives. Wouldn't it be nice to erase that moment that created the domino of events that lead us around by the nose for years? Jennifer went on to say, if Whitney hadn't met Bobby, then, it would have been something else to help Whitney Houston continue in her addiction, because it was her choice.
So, just where do broken hearts go? And has Whitney found that place, now? 'I Will Always Love You' has become like her signature song, but, long before that song, she sang some very powerful ones. And 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go?' is one of them. She asked:
Where do broken hearts go?
Can they find their way home?
Back to the open arms
Of a love that's waiting there
This provokes a vision that we all aspire to, to find sanctuary in the arms of someone who truly loves us. Then, she asked:
And if somebody loves you
Won't they always love you?
Unfortunately, in this world, sometimes those who we love the most will turn from us, especially, when we make mistakes. And I think that Whitney felt a bit abandoned at times because her voice wasn't what it used to be. But, what is really touching is:
Ooh baby, I've been around enough to know
That dreams don't turn to gold
Such is life. All dreams don't come true, we all make mistakes, and we all have had broken hearts. So, just "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?' Do they find solace in alcohol, drugs, hard partying, or create a cocoon of deep depression and despair. My personal reaction is to give my broken heart to God, for mending and care, though, I have battled pains with big grins. I, sincerely, hope that Whitney has found the peace that eluded her in this life - 'to the open arms, Of a love that's waiting there.'