Amy Winehouse passed away 4 years ago (already?). I recently watched the film about her, which is devastating and all I can think about is how young she was. According to Mental Health Daily “These days, a consensus of neuroscientists agree that brain development likely persists until at least the mid-20s – possibly until the 30s.” All of her actions seem like normal reactions to surviving the rollercoaster ride she was on, much less just surviving her 20’s.
In our 20’s we are just learning how to be in relationship, how to choose an appropriate partner, how to manage partying and having fun without crossing the line. It made sense that she got obsessed and clung to a guy who seemed like her anchor in the ruthless world. Of course it was hard to do it all straight. There is a sad moment in the film where she wins the Grammy and her best friend is crying and Amy confides that it is all so boring without drugs. Of course she wanted to celebrate. It takes time to learn how to be present and enjoy life on life’s terms and go with the flow and appreciate the moment. That time and process is called maturity.
I recently wrote about what babies Sid and Nancy were during their limelight and tragic deaths. Amy lived longer but was victim of many of the same demons.
The 27 club makes perfect sense in relation to your Saturn return, as it takes about 27 years for the earth to go around Saturn and around that same amount of time to go through and come out the other side of the struggles of growing up. They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn.
Anyway, the film is brilliant and gave me incredible empathy for everyone in that business. It inspires me to try to practice even greater non-judgment of celebrities in regard to the petty stuff. We are all doing the best we can. Leave them alone. Get a life. RIP lovely Amy.