When I heard that great singer Whitney Houston passed away, for some reason I suddenly remembered the demise years ago of another great singer, Karen Carpenter. Why I connected together their deaths, perhaps because they both died at young ages (Whitney in her 40s, Karen in her 30s) (although I'm not saying that in prejudice to "older" people), both died suddenly, and both left a rich legacy of music to be enjoyed by generations then, now, and in future.
And just now, I found out through the Internet that, curiously enough, Whitney and Karen both died on a February. A week apart (of course, many years apart). And, if I may sound cheesy on this one, both died a few days before Valentine's Day. And to think that these two wonderful women helped the world celebrate love through their very popular love songs that to this date bring warmth to many hearts. Perhaps, the heavens made sure that Whitney and Karen won't leave us on V-Day itself, pardon me for saying that, because for sure many of their fans and music lovers in general would be even more heartbroken if they should lose these two ladies on the day that they helped to make special with their songs.
To Whitney--and to Karen--thanks for all the talent and the music you've shared with us, and the memories that your songs will continue to create beautifully in this world.