Dear Selena Quintanilla-Perez

Marissa Stockton, Staff Writer

If you could communicate with someone who has passed away many years ago who would it be? An old rock legend? A historical leader that changed our world as we know it Or maybe even an ancient philosopher, in hopes of gaining some of their knowledge?

If I had the opportunity to write to a famous person who has passed away I would take the opportunity to write to the beautiful Selena Quintanilla. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer. Selena was murdered by her fan club manager at the age of 22 on March 31, 1995.

Experts say the motive was simply, greed, and the thirst for wealth. Selena was not only a very talented performer, but she was able to change the music industry forever because of her “tejano” twist in all of her music. Selena was a huge inspiration to many americans and her spirit will live on forever through her music.
My letter to Selena…

Dear Ms.Selena Quintanilla-Perez,
Hello Selena, I’d like to start off by saying, we miss you. Although you passed away before I was born, your music has had a huge impact on my life. Ever since I was a baby, my mother and grandma would play your music usually your song, Como La Flor, soooo loud throughout the house. I enjoy listening to your music on any occasion! Whether I want to get pumped up, relax, am having a bad day, or even a good day, I can always count on your music to do the trick. The main question I have for you is, how do you like Jennifer Lopez playing your role in your Documentary titled, “Selena?” Ever since I have seen the movie based on your life, I have been absolutely in love with it. I know you’ve seen it from up in heaven, and I loved it so much and wanted to know what you thought of it, and if you think it is an accurate representation of your life ? Was your Husband Chris, actually a heavy metal rocker as he is portrayed in the movie, or was that just for a stronger storyline? I know you probably get these kinds of questions a lot up there, but I think it would be so cool to be able to hear from you, and even talk with you about your thoughts on today’s music! Now, I’m not saying all of 2016’s music is bad, but all in all, it’s not what it used to be and is definitely not what your music was, and still is.

Thank you, Selena for inspiring me to never give up on my dreams, and for bringing the world beautiful music, you will never be forgotten.