aaliyah + love = may she forever rest in peace
2001 was one of my happiest and saddest years to date. I graduated from college and made my trek to New York to prepare myself for the work world in July of that year. Who would have thought that on August 25th, Aaliyah would depart this Earth unexpectedly whose funeral was literally blocks from my apartment on the Upper West side of Manhattan. Soon to follow was September 11, 2001 – a day that will forever be etched into my memory for better or for worse.
Aaliyah was on her way to be a superstar, perhaps what Beyonce is today – who knows. But she created beautiful and long-lasting music that was the soundtrack of my adolescence and young adulthood.