Remembering Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

"The aftermath is the brightest path so far." -Lisa Lopes

Hope you guys are having a nice Sunday afternoon... I'm chillin with DVR episodes of "Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business" and "What Chilli Wants" on VH1. Guilty pleasure! ☺

Strange to realize Lisa Left Eye Lopes died eight years ago today, on the day I finally sat down to watch these Chilli episodes. I was really taken down by the concert scenes and Lisa's family in that episode. I needed blankets and ice cream. I wanted to curl up and cry.

TLC's first album was very empowering for me in a time when I was otherwise losing myself. I always have Lisa's words in my head. I don't think anyone appreciated her enough while she was here. Her words were ahead of her time. People tripped on the scandal.

I haven't listened to enough of her solo work. One day when I'm in that melancholy space I'm going to lay back and listen.

Rest in peace Left Eye! You are missed.

"Afraid to face the sticks and stones, and now she's searchin' for the grace to carry on." -Lisa Lopes

We Should All Have Compassion: My response to the roar of gossip over Whitney Houston's O2 performance

Missing the key