Selena is a huge inspiration for me. She proved to me and so many others that even if you come from a poor, low-income family, you could still achieve so much.
She was an amazing singer. She was very beautiful. And she was a very loving, giving, and funny person. She cared so much for her fans, and her fans cared so much about her.
Her tragic death was something that should not have happened. She was going bigger than she ever was before. More of her dreams were going to come true. But all that came to a horrible end on March 31, 1995 in Chorpus Christi, Texas, a day that many called Black Friday.
But her memory lives on in the hearts of many. After her death, then-governor of Texas, George W. Bush declared her birthday, April 16, as “Selena Day.” Jennifer Lopez portrayed her in the bio-pic movie Selena. The film also helped bring Selena’s music to a whole new generation.
I hope Selena knows that we’re dreaming of her as she continues to sing with the angels.
“I still get the feeling a lot of times that Selena is around, that I can pick up the phone and call her or that I’m going to be able to see her in a couple of days. That she’s off doing something, taking care of business. But then I always come back to reality. I can’t even describe how upset I get, because I honestly would have taken the bullet, If I would have been there I don’t think this would have happened. I would have done something. She would still be here, and if she wouldn’t be here, then neither would I.” - Chris Perez
I just finished reading “To Selena, With Love” and I have to say I am so overwhelmed. Chris Perez exposed to us apart of his and Selena’s lives that he knew only her fans would appreciate. This book made me laugh, cry, and smile all in one. If you ever happen to see this, thank you Chris Perez for writing this book and letting us into that personal part of your life. It was absolutely beautiful.