Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Aretha: Bridge to Cross

Reported today The Queen of Soul was diagnosed with cancer. Pancreatic cancer to be precise. The same evil that took Patrick Swayze. So far, at the time I type this, it has not been confirmed. The National Enquirer says so--and I never want to believe them.

A few years ago, Aretha was here in Dallas. I won tickets to her concert and went by myself. Any friend I asked was like, "I'd go, but...." whatever. Aretha put on a good show, yet she didn't sing a song I wanted her to sing. And for right now, I can't remember what it was. What I do recall, the next day I found out her Detroit home burned the night before.

Rumors have Aretha less than a year to live. I pray this not to be so.

I want to see Aretha on stage, on TV--somewhere--doing what she's done with the gift God gave her for these decades--gracing us to bridge us over any troubled waters...

Psalms 51

2 comments:

ProudTejana said...

i saw it on world news tonight with diane sawyer - so unfortunately must be true...

Old Kitty said...

Oh no poor Ms Franklin!! Oh that's awful news!! :-(

The BBC reported that she went through a highly successful surgical procedure and is now recuperating. But that was on the
3rd Dec. Oh dear.

p.s. I can't believe no-one would come with you to see ARETHA FRANKLIN?!?!?! She's a legend!!!
Take care
x