Sep 2, 2009

Whitney and the Star Spangled Banner

My family's not big on the whole super bowl thing. My grandpa used to watch it (he might still, I don't know) and if we happened to be over that weekend, we'd get pieces of it. It is through sheer good luck (or perhaps providence) that I caught this particular moment. One of the greatest things I have ever listened to. Listening to this, I don't think I've ever heard anything that has moved me so much, made me feel so patriotic, made me ache with the beauty of the artistry of a performer. I know Whitney Houston is in some ways now, a cliche... but I came upon this today. God gives us instruments to preach His word... the message here is patriotism beyond anything I've felt before or since this particular moment that knocked my socks off and left me trembling. I was 11.

Whitney's coming out with a new album. I'm so excited for her. Her talent is so amazing, such a pure thing. If I could sound a one-hundredth as good as she does, belting it out like this, just once, I'd be satisfied.


3 comments:

David L said...

I have always adored Whitney Houston. Not only is she wonderfully and incredibly talented, but she is also, in my opinion, a classically beautiful woman.

I'm eager to see the new album as well.

A girl called dallan said...

whoo! I got chills. One more thing we share in common is an appreciation for Whitney Houston.

Amber said...

Whitney Houston has an amazing voice. I wish I could sing that well...