Respecting Aretha

Aretha Franklin

If you have kids that aren’t sure who Aretha Franklin is please crank up the music box to eleven (Apologies to Spinal Tap) and let that big beautiful voice fill the room.

Her voice “demanded” respect from anyone that heard it from her beloved Detroit to the LA “Freeway of Love” whether you were in a Volvo or a “Pink Cadillac”the ride was justbetter with Aretha on the box.

What better time to stress the importance of respect when we seem to see such a lack of it in our everyday lives.

Aretha took a stand when “colored people” couldn’t sit on the bus and she lifted up those same people like a song from the choir when they saw how much “Respect” a brilliant black woman could generate even amongst those that didn’t go to the same church.