Jan 24, 2014

ROOTS & RHYTHM: Aaliyah - "Rock the Boat"

It is hard to believe that this year will mark 13 years since Aaliyah's passing.  She would have celebrated her 35th birthday on January 16, which makes her loss very real for me.  To see a life end that began the same year as mine offers a very real reality check.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton: January 16, 1979 - August 25, 2001
More than anything, I see her life and her departure as inspiration to live now.  While it is hard to understand someone leaving so young, it is a bittersweet joy to have watched her to what she loved until her last moments.

Classic Aaliyah.
This week we honor Aaliyah's life and legacy: an picture of elegance and grace determined to create body of work that exhibited her talent, beauty and heart.  Here is her last gift to us: "Rock the Boat".

And we lovingly accept the reminder that summer is coming.


We miss you, Babygirl.


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