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July 8, 2009

Michael Jackson’s Farewell!

Filed under: Features/ Celebrity,News — noirwomannews @ 5:45 am

The world said good bye to Michael Jackson a musical icon and legend today during an emotional celebration of his life and legacy. The words kind, sweet, gentle and caring were said too many times to be ignored.


Celebrities honored a man, his music and his character which was long over due for a man who gave so much to music and the world. Most prefer to harp on trials and allegations which were unfounded to be true, or those taking money for alleged crimes instead of pursuing justice. The mistake made by Jackson was trying to give too much and not understanding people in this world. Becoming a father was the answer for Jackson who could then give love and care to children of his own. Based on his little girls hard felt tears during the memorial ceremony, he was loved and adored by his children and there is no greater accomplishment.


Through the years of musical greatness Jackson leaves behind his music and humanitarian efforts to heal the world. During the 70’s the Jackson Five stole the hearts of young girls, and young boys wanted to be the Jackson five imitating their wardrobe style and hair. The first hot boy band was the Jackson Five. These young men gave inspiration and pride to an entire generation.


Looking back it’s hard to believe how much of my life was intertwined with the Jackson Family. My first crush was Michael, he was so cute and every word he sang appeared to be directed at me, and no one better had said differently. Love, respect and fun were what you got from a Jackson Five song.


Today it’s exciting to know my daughter now in her 20’s shares in the joy of Michael Jackson and his music, she knows not only his hits from the 80’s and 90’s, but she also knows the early music of the Jackson Five. The music that shaped a generation before her time, yet she got to know his music as he grew as an artist capturing yet another generation. My joy was watching him grow as a man and evolve as an artist.


There was a man performing as a professional who always seemed to have his boyish charm to remind us that he really didn’t change much over the years. Maybe many understood more about his eccentricity by being honest enough to know we would never understand how a boy who never had a chance to socialize in a normal way like us could be expected to display that type of normal.


All the things we take for granted growing up like going to the first dances, school football games or simply hanging out with friends was not an option for Jackson. He was a star at a young age and missed out on the basic socialization skills to teach him about the world. Therefore the world looked down on Jackson at a time when understanding was in order; he was different by the design of a life as a child star never having the experiences granted to those of us that are said to be normal.


The normal for him was his life and he attempted to make the best of that life as a great performer giving us all of him, while suffering personally by not understanding himself what he really missed. They say you can’t miss what you never had, but you can wonder why you feel as if you are missing something when the rest of the world shows you differently.


The worst isn’t over as Jackson’s life continues to be dissected, things the public really doesn’t need to know, and most importantly one day his children shouldn’t have to look back and hear some of the horrible things being said about the man they call daddy. What should be serious news coverage has become tabloid coverage of personal information the public can do without. Fans only care about the music and legacy while enemies only care about the accusations. The media blends the two to create a story to benefit both sides and although Marlon Jackson said “maybe they will leave you alone now Michael,” somehow we know that won’t happen, but at least Jackson’s impact on the world was present to speak for him at a full stadium and millions of television viewers around the world. His impact is without question and that gives him the final word for the final curtain.


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