Last week, I wrote a piece on Whitney Houston after seeing the new documentary about her private life. This week, I focus on her dearly beloved cousin, Dionne Warwick who has been serenading us for the past several decades.
I went on You Tube last night and listened to the hauntingly beautiful theme from the movie Valley of the Dolls. It had been playing in my head and when I found it, I was pleasantly reminded that it had been sung by Dionne Warwick in 1968.
The movie had a strong impact on those of my generation and the lives of these three women still speaks volumes today. It reveals what happens when each of them get caught up in the game as they look for success and love along the way.
Some get the material gains but lose their souls while stampeding on others as they race to the top (Patty Duke). Some are overwhelmed and crushed by life’s circumstances because it all proves to be simply too much (Sharon Tate). And some are fortunate enough to walk away though battered and bruised by the storms of life (Barbara Parkins).
When feeling like you are continually waking up in a scene from the movie Groundhog Day, listen to this theme song. Those feelings are timeless and there are ways of getting off of the merry-go round and regaining your balance and equilibrium.
Push play and listen to Dionne Warwick do what she can do like no other singer!
Lynn M. July 14, 2018