There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.
A look into the life of Miriam.
She struggled with drug addiction, but her apartment in the Bronx was always open to unemployed musicians, and she left a plate on the table that held money for food and subway fares. In her autobiography she wrote, "Singing songs like the 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck." She died at age 44.
She was wonderful. Billie singing "All of Me" means a lot to me.
I can hear it now. I have many of her original albums.