When I first heard he was hospitalized I logged onto TMZ (don’t judge, Harvey’s a lawyer). I was worried but glad to see he was at the hospital. Not even a few minutes later it was being said he had passed. I googled like crazy. I couldn’t believe it. Then I logged onto CNN.
:( It was true. MJ had passed. I was in disbelief. He was so young! Middle age was 25, 25! My heart still aches for the babies he leaves behind.
We’re adults. We understand that death is part of life but not them. They’re too young to have to process something so heavy as death.
On my way to pick up Cameron I turned on the radio. Listening to song after song, callers sharing their own stories & realize my own I began to cry. He was truly an icon & I’m glad he gave us hope, joy & inspiration through his music.
~ Captain EO. I rocked that t-shirt.
~ Watching Thriller with Jeremy & pretending not to freak out when he turned into a Werewolf. Then screaming out, “Don’t go in there!!!” as she entered the house.
~ Watching Thriller behind the screens over & over again.
~ His album “Invincible” takes me back to the beginning of my relationship with Paul. He played it on one of our very first dates. It was the very first cd I “borrowed” & quickly claimed as my own.
~ During my pregnancy Paul sang, “The Love You Save” by the Jackson 5 to Cameron. He often kicked while Paul sang.
~ One our last visit to Cali (while I was pregnant) my Nina & Paul sang “The Love You Save” to get Cameron moving. It was so much fun to hear them sing, my Nina clapping along & just feel the love through music. We all cried. It was a wonderful moment.
Thank you Michael. I hope there’s more moments where we remember the good you’ve done in the short time you were here.
J5: stop! nanana! you’d better save it!