Such a strange day. Started out with Farrah Fawcett dying, and then Michael Jackson in the afternoon. TMZ first, then Perez, then CNN going back and forth and finally confirming that MULTIPLE SOURCES have confirmed his death. It was pandemonium on the Internet!
I have such mixed feelings about his death – I am not saddened by his death – it was inevitable…I feel like because of his dramatic transformation and awkward behaviors, he died a long time ago. What we have seen for the past 15 years didn’t really seem like a person to me. He was just this thing, this creature who once was MJ…had the essence of MJ. Although I am not saddened, I am affected. Such an amazing influence to the inhabitants of our PLANET that he is all we can talk about; the reason I am sharing my thoughts. Amidst all of the craziness going on in our world today, Michael Jackson’s death is the one thing that can bring us all together, if not for one moment, to forget about all of our differences, and cherish the memories that he helped create for us.
We all have memories of his music – GREAT memories…Mine started at age 3, playing Beat It over and over again on our cassette player…or playing the Thriller cassette EVERY DAY on the way to elementary school in the first grade…OR playing Billy Jean during drunken dance parties freshman year of college.
Just like all the greats that have passed before him, we will teach our children about him, his music, his legacy, and treasure every moment we hear his songs.
RIP MJ, and thank you for all that you have given to my world.