Thursday, August 16, 2018


"I didn’t think my songs would become anthems for women. But I’m delighted. Women probably immediately feel compassion and relate to the lyrics. We can all learn a little something from each other, so whatever people can take and be inspired by where my music is concerned is great."—Aretha Franklin, March 25, 1942—August 16, 2018

Thank you for all the moments when your soaring, spine-tingling anthems framed the moments of my life. There will never be anyone like you, ever again. You were the truest diva, the reigning Queen of Soul for all time. Thank you for your life.


  1. The power of a woman's voice. Dear to so many of us. Thank you for this tribute.

  2. The world has lost another wonderful soul. I'm glad we still have her music.

  3. She was...well, everything.
    She made being a natural woman queenly, as I just heard a commentator on NPR say.
    Yeah. That sounds right to me.

  4. Just sighing and crying off and on all day -- not so much tears of sadness, though, because what a life lived! More like emotion raw and beautiful.