Tuesday, July 7, 2009

~ Music and Michael Jackson ~

What a gift it is to have the ability to touch the souls of people all around the globe. Michael Jackson's music will live on forever. I have spent the last week and a half listening to every single CD and watching every music video that I own of MJ's, and I have them all!

Today's service was so very moving, I have been in tears for most of the day but when his little girl spoke at the very end that did me in....I lost my Dad when I was just four.

I have always felt a deep connection to MJ....born the same year, grew up in Southern California, raised in the same religion (Jehovah's Witness) which does not allow the celebration of birthdays, Easter, Christmas, many of the things most people remember fondly from their childhoods....so I feel that I had that in common with him. I left that religion when I was seventeen. Our youngest son is named Michael because, in part, of Michael Jackson. I grew up loving the Jackson 5 and Michael was always my favorite because we were the same age. His music and dance has touched my soul for as long as I can remember....and always will.

May he rest in peace.


Room by Room Primitive Decorating said...

I also grew up listening to Michael Jackson's music. When the "Thriller" album came out in the 80's I was working at a retail store. I remember we couldn't keep this album in stock. It would sell out as fast as we got them in. That had such an impact on me and I never forgot it. It is sad that he is gone but I know his music will be in the lives of our children, grandchildren and great granchildren for a long time to come.

Leslie ~ HarvestHomePrimitives said...

I too have watched everything the last couple of weeks on M.J.I was born 5 years before him and grew up listening to the Jackson Five and then him. His memorial service was beautiful and I cried through the whole thing. His daughter broke my heart! It is so very, very sad that he had to leave this world at such a young age but oh! what he accomplished!!

Here goes my life said...

Hi Janet,I too grew up listening to the Jacksons.I remember putting on the album of the Jackson Five and singing my heart out.I absolutely loved the song Ben.
Maybe one of his children will be able to carry on his legacy although there can never be another Michael.
He is gone but definately will never be forgotten.

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Hi Janet, I worked yesterday, but my daughter taped the memorial for me. I saw parts of it on t.v. last night though - what a tribute! Enjoy his music forever, Dawn

Raggedy Angel said...

I feel the same....I lost my Daddy when I was 11....so yes I lost it when she spoke! Beth