Monday, August 24, 2009

8/25/2001...Gone but Not Forgotten

It's been eight years since the death of AALIYAH. I was only 14 when it happened but for some reason her death affected me more than anyone else (until Michael Jackson). She was so young and talented and the world lost a treasure on that day.

It is important for us to realize that tomorrow is not promised. Many people live their lives in the "slow lane" cautiously going through each day, but sometimes we have to 'throw caution to the wind' and do what feels good. Sometimes we have to say FUCK IT and live for the moment.

I'm not saying that we should completely disregard the notion of responsibility. We have to realize that as adults (young and old) we need to find a balance between work and play. Example: you can't spend ALL your rent money on clothes and shoes. At the same time, there's no point in having money in the bank if you can't spend it (but don't spend it all).

SO what's the moral of this story? Live for the moment, just don't get too caught up in it.

AND before I go, I just want to make a simple point...Aaliyah was successful at the age of 14. She didn't have to take her clothes off and dance like a stripper...she didn't talk about dick or her pussy being wet. She was actually a role model for young ladies to look up to, and I believe we have lost that in our community...COMMENTS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS!


  1. I agree sir. RIP AALIYAH. Continue to let ur words flow in ur blog man. God Bless!

  2. Yes Aaliyah is still missed by many man. And I agree with what you wrote in dead.