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...