Without doubt, Ms. Whitney Houston’s voice set a contemporary standard for a younger generation as she seemed to bridge the rare huge voices of singers like Patti LaBelle’s and Aretha Franklin’s to a time where almost all artist try to sound big to become the latest idol. It is unfortunate that such a great talent was damaged largely by personal choices as Ms. Houston admitted publicly when discussing her struggles. Yet, it serves to remind us of our temporary station here and the blessing of enjoying every present day presently — by being there in mind and heart and appreciating what we have in health, opportunity and love. Thank you Whitney Houston for sharing your beautiful voice which made many days better and easier. Nameste — We bow to your existence as you leave us.