Tuesday, July 7, 2009

There were tears...

I can be very emotional, and I was. Watching the Michael Jackson Memorial Show.

Whatever your point of view, some very powerful emotions were called out by the performers... Brook Shields'perspective was sweet and sincere; Usher was unbelieveably vulnerable; Al Sharpton delivered a strong strong address, he surprised me, it was GOOD; Jermaine Jackson nearly broke down singing 'Smile'; emotional and stirring was Jennifer Hudson's interpretation of 'Will You Be There'; my favorite ever, performed better than ever - 'You Are the World' and 'Heal the World'. Marlon Jackson ended the memorial beautifully. But it was the final moments that left me full-out crying, that was when 11 year-old Paris told the world she had the best daddy ever. That child will be someone when she grows up. She wanted to stand up to the world and let everyone know he was wonderful.

I am still in a somber state, hours later. This man accomplished so much with his talent and gentle love for people. He was odd, tormented by his own demons, way off center some would say. He meant well. No, I do not believe he harmed children. Ever. He was a child in many ways. Some have pointed their fingers in ridicule at his oddities. We all have our oddities, just not his extremes. We probably didn't have his childhood, his father, his sensitivities, his highs and lows. A little compassion please. Some understanding is needed. It's over now. Best wishes to those little children who have their lives to live.

Sorry if some don't agree with me. That's okay. We are all entitled to our opinions.

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