Jewish Journal


July 23, 2011

Why Amy Winehouse was Special




      As we await a statement from the singer’s family at this deeply sad moment, it may be appropriate to ponder why someone so gifted could not find peace as she lived. Often it is those who are truly talented who are the most fragile, unable to adjust to the order, the structure, the rigors of life. Drugs and alcohol become a means of dealing with a world which we all know to be pretty messed up. Our lives continually proffer events that are challenging, with which we struggle to cope. Some of us are just better at this than others. Amy wasn’t.

      We are all saddened, I’m sure, by the loss of this young life, and of such a creative being. She had so much to offer. We had hoped for more from Amy… Perhaps a recovery from addiction, more great music, a life filled with love and happiness. Rest in peace Amy!

This photo of Amy which I previously used in a blogpost some weeks ago tells us so much about the singer - the beautiful, insightful, gentle soul she really is…

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