Monday, October 30, 2006

Whitney Houston Provides Hope to the Hopeless

OK, I admit it: when it comes to drugs and alcohol, I often focus on the negatives, the wreckage of the lives that results from lots of time spent on booze and narcotics. Don’t believe me? Check out the story below, where Mel Gibson, who I consider a great actor, has overshadowed all his work with his recent alcohol arrest.

Well, a recent story on Whitney Houston gave me a fresh perspective, one of hope. For years, Whitney has been immersed in a co-dependant and often abusive relationship with Bobby Brown for the past 13 years, and as a result had seen her physical, mental and spiritual beauty wither away. The picture below is from a March arrest, where she was busted for drug paraphernalia.

Since then, Whitney has been working on herself, leaving Bobby Brown and entering a drug rehab. And the effects are obvious. The top picture was taken on Saturday at the Carousel of Hope Ball, and she has added a bit of much-needed weight and looks both human and beautiful again.

Yes, I’m sure that there have been many difficult days and nights since March. What’s more, there are many difficult times to come. But to me, it appears that Whitney’s true beauty, both internal and external, seem to have returned, and should remain if she can avoid the chaos of her past. How many millions of people can share her hope?

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