gratitude-a-thon day 2064: aretha, there’s only one

I remember seeing the Queen of Soul a bunch of years ago. The voice was still crystal clear, booming, and iconic. A beautiful noise that helped create the soundtrack of my life.

An imposing figure, she had a lot of costume changes, but then what else would you expect from a diva like Aretha?

Not a tiny woman in her later years, she embodied her size and embraced her power. Feathers and sequins and lots and lots of attitude. She is and always has been a natural force.

Gratitude to a fabulously talented woman who has always stood out in a crowd. A voice of soul lovers and Motown music maniacs. She made you dance, made you think and made you feel. And there is nothing better than that.

Wishing you a painless, peaceful passage to the next place, Aretha. Hoping you know the impact you’ve had and how nobody will ever forget you and that one-of-a-kind voice.


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