Tom Petty is a legend. I am still reeling from his sudden death on Oct. 2, 2017. It was such a surreal announcement. We heard conflicting news reports-first he died, then no, wait-he is hanging on.
There have been a handful of times in my life I have actually prayed deeply for a miracle to happen. This was one of those times.
In my teenage years, Tom Petty was always on the radio, and I liked pretty much everything he put out. He had such passion and soul in his voice. My husband, Tom, really made me realize that is what I really appreciate about singers. I do LOVE to dance -slow or fast- but when it comes to singers, I don’t even care if it isn’t “perfect pitch” if the singer makes me feel they believe what they are singing.
I have come to really appreciate Tom Petty in the last year or two. His music and his kindess to so many will be forever cherished. My husband introduced me to the Traveling Wilburys many years ago. At the time I didn’t think they were that great. But I took a second listen years later, and loved them!
Last year, I had several health problems that I never thought would end. Somehow, Tom’s ” THE WAITING IS THE HARDEST PART” soothed me at that time. Even though I am so , so sad right now, it is his music that helps me through it.
I have been mesmerized since his death by all of the things written about him, and the constant YOUTUBE music videos and beautiful, amazing songs. It seemed so fitting that the last thing he said to the concertgoers at the Hollywood Bowl after taking his final concert was, ” God Bless You.”
God Bless You, Tom Petty.
I found this wonderful tribute song on the internet today. It brought tears to my eyes. I can just see Tom looking down and LOVING it!