Wednesday, July 8, 2009

R.I.P. Michael

so this is a short note. staying off the computer has been a good thing although i miss it here. i will post some more photos soon but will stay away a little longer. the main thing i've learned is to stay away from Facebook. goodness that's a daily requirement to stay up with. i like it here best of all and will get back to my regular blogging soon...

..in the meantime, i caught a slice of Michael Jackson's memorial yesterday. may he rest in peace. i'm a fan but i steered away from him about 15yrs or so ago. that had more to do with the gift (illness) than anything. i changed to country music and let go of the RB and pop music. Michael was my idol for the longest. I know a lot believed he molested children, i haven't ever. i have thought maybe he did something that could have been interpreted as molestation but that's just it, a matter of interpretation. my question is IF he did, can you forgive him and others who have done the same? hanging onto anger and resentment doesn't do you good. i know this from experience in other areas of my life. we are all human and have our frailities and we tend to criticize more quickly than extend compassion and understanding. Michael did a lot of good. I'm grateful for his expression here in life and what that allowed me to do with mine=be radical, rebellious and however i choose if i so choose. his reflection allowed me to give myself permission to Be myself. it was a beginning anyways...i didn't read all the headlines since his transition. i've been occupied by the homefront and other matters. i think i'm still in a bit of disbelief of his departure. it'll settle in laterz. i've been following him since he was 10 with the Jackson 5. it'll take awhile to say good-bye...

3 comments:

~ Lor said...

It is unbelievable that he is gone. I'd forgotten about a lot of the great music he shared with us so the one nice thing is being able to enjoy it. We all have good and bad things about us. Hopefully the molestation stories weren't true. The excentricities are something that made him unique. I've often felt sad for him. I can't imagine he had much of a life, despite having "everything". Just not sure "everything" meant he had what really matters or wanted out of life.

Anne said...

I agree with you. I miss him and the media frenzy that is about to take place is going to be something else. He music and his entertaining was magical. Anne

Bea said...

I was an MJ fan too, but not so much recently. I always wondered if he'd come back. I don't believe all the press I've heard about him throughout recent years. I've always come to his defense when others dissed him in casual discussion. I was stunned when I heard the news of his death.