I know you are as sad as me, and the whole world, at the news of Aretha Franklin’s passing from this earth on Thursday morning.
On Thursday, you sent me a link to Yashar Ali’s Twitter account, and I parked myself on his feed, just pressing the arrow on great Aretha Franklin performances, interviews, all of it.
The New York Times obituary of Aretha Franklin is here. I recommend clicking on all the links, especially this playlist of 20 Essential Aretha Franklin songs, which will make a fine, if mournful, accompaniment to your weekend knitting. If 20 is not enough, just start with the video above and let them roll down with your tears.
Rest in peace, beloved Queen of Soul. I say a little prayer for you.