I’ll be very honest, I didn’t have much of an emotional reaction to the news of Queen Elisabeth II passing. It just didn’t hit me in that way. I certainly recognized the historical significance and empathized with those who were saddened, but it just didn’t hit me in that way.

Not until I spoke with my friend Samatha James. You know Sam! She was a DJ here on the River for a few years and worked downtown at the big rock stations in the 90s.

My conversation with her made me well up and understand why this is an emotional time for the British people.