Since I can remember her voice has been there, keeping life sweet, waking my mind and moving my soul. She was a women without whom the world would be a harsher place. She was an goddess destined to teach us, a sister sent to fire us up, a femisnist icon the world listened to, an angel on earth here to bring us nothing but soul, sweet, sweet soul. And we will be a world poorer without her. Rest in peace dear Aretha. Our queen of soul. A shining spirit in the dark.