I know I'm not the only one that is sad that Donna Summer has passed away. I credit Donna Summer's music being the ONE thing that my mom and I agreed on while I was those wonderful ages between 13 and 17. During that time, we were recovering from my dad dying, losing our home, and having to move, let alone all the other fun changes that come with being a teenager.
During the move process, I unearthed my mom's old records, and discovered Bad Girls. I used to put it on the record player in my sister's room (she was in college) and dance around in front of the mirror. My mom was excited I resurrected these albums and we began dancing around the house to them.
Later came CD's and Donna's greatest hits...which translated into my mom and I being able to sing in other rooms of the house, particularly the kitchen. We would put on Donna and dance and dance and sing badly at the top of our lungs into spoons. SPOONS as microphones!
When I moved back to live at home during law school we again spoon danced to Donna a few times. After hearing about her death, I headed over to my mom's house and she had Donna on in the kitchen. We started dancing around the kitchen again. I have to say that Donna made such an amazing contribution to my life with my mom and our connection together, being able to be silly together, and bond over great dance music.
I'm so sad that Donna died. She was younger than my mom is now, and I fear for losing my own mother and all those memories I have of her and our time spent together. Rest in peace Donna Summer. And go hug your mother right now!