Thursday, 13 May 2010
The goddess dream has not left me. Every now I return to it and wonder about its meaning. After having the dream, I spent days reading about Aretha Franklin's life. And I noticed that I had forgotten her recent performance in Obama's inauguration ceremonies, which I did see and was moved by her singing "My Country ´Tis of Thee".
Maybe the most meaningful Aretha song to me was her duet with Annie Lennox: "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves". I wonder where strong feminist pop music has disappeared. Especially the kind of feminist music that can cross cultural barriers. Global feminist music. Possibly Aretha doesn't call herself feminist, but her singing has empowered women on all continents. By sharing my goddess dream, I would like to celebrate that dimension of her music and life.