Today is the 9th Anniversary of Aaliyah's tragic death. I was on tour when I heard the news- all of our 2-way pagers started going off with the message. I remember we all didn't think it was real, but then the news confirmed it.
I remember Aaliyah, she was talented, funny, bright, and a lot of fun. She was fully committed to her career but she never acted like she was above anyone. She was really down to earth. I cried that day as if I had lost my friend.
That makes mee think about the other people I've lost as well. After reading Missy Elliotts thoughts I realized that I too am still mourning my loved ones. My Boyfriend (1990), My Grandfather(1992), My Uncle (1996), My Grandmother(1999), and My Uncle(2008), My Brother(2009)- I still cry sometimes as if the loss happened yesterday.
Day to day it gets easier to not cry but then there are those days when I am just flooded with memories and emotion and I just let the tears flow. I don't think the pain ever truly fades, and I believe the people live on through the memories. Every time I have a memory moment, they come alive in my mind. I can close my eyes and see them and it is as if I am there in that moment I remember.
They never really fade, they just go somewhere else....................................