This time, reflecting back, it’s a Minnie Riperton moment: her music video clip “Memory Lane” plunges deep into the soul.
Uh-huh, whenever I hear the words, I get all choked up and teary-eyed, ’cause it does move one down their own personal memory lane. Embracing Minnie’s lyrics brings me to recapturing my daughter’s shoe prints. It was as though she too “Didn’t want to go . . . Wanted to be saved . . . Had it to attack all over again . . . ” and each time we thought it was over, “It all came back with the quickness of sound . . .” Surely, patients that relapse into the disease can relate to its original tune. The words, by this perfect angel, and her vocal range will take anyone back down memory lane, on all levels. Now, when I think of Minnie, she left us when she was only thirty-one years young in 1979, with so much left to offer. . . .
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