Me too. I would just drive around and sing along and cry. I hope things have gotten easier for you.
Whitney’s last album, I Look To You, was pretty much the only album I listened to (that wasn’t a kid’s album) during most of the writing and recording of Thunder Thighs. My friends Alex and Ami died. I wrote Walk Like Thunder. Three months later I Look To You was released. And it was EXACTLY what I needed. I still listen to it regularly. While no one I knew liked it I found it to be an extremely powerful collection of songs. It’s a recovery album. It’s a phoenix rising from the flame album. It saved me in some ways and changed me in others. There are a million more things I could say about my love for her, but my heart is all busted up.
“I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” is the one. This song….holy fuck. My aching heart.
I am a sad mama.
I was coming out of (at the very edges of) one of my deepest depressive episodes when this came out. I used to listen to it on repeat and just cry.