Billy Preston Remembrance


This article popped up in my news feed this morning. My urge when I see something like this is to suppress it and not acknowledge its meaning to me for fear of what others will think. So in trying to get more real with myself and the world I thought I'd share it here.

I have no connection to Billy Preston. Not really even a particularly big fan, though I do enjoy some of his music. But the circumstances of his abuse were very similar to mine - piano teacher & priest perpetrator. He struggled his whole life with the effects of abuse, and I have no doubt that it shortened his life.

Even after death he's denied any peace. Just seems fitting to acknowledge his pain.

RIP man.