By N’neka Hite
The feeling that follows the news of a loved one lost is a memory that you carry for the rest of your life. Whether it was a chilling phone call, word of mouth, or a news headline, your mind is paralyzed and time stands still. Life transcends the mind and body into a new dimension. The desire to eat or sleep are nonexistent. The world around you for that period in time is frozen as emptiness consumes you.
Loving and losing is life’s way of awakening the spirit, but to suffer the loss of one who has given you life is a blow that is the most difficult to recover from. How do you say goodbye to a parent? Words cannot express the impact of emptiness, confusion and sorrow. We’ve watched celebrities we love go through this troubling time. While some have found strength, others were broken down to their core. Some recover, some go completely left, while others are inspired by the influence their first true love had on their life and express it through their artistry.