6.25.2009

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In a moment from the phone ringing and me turning on the tv, the sounds and sites of my 80's childhood came flooding back to me via CNN and various news stations, reporting the passing of Michael Jackson, whilst showing a collage of him during some of his best public times... in concert, making videos, accepting awards... I grew up with Thriller, sparkly white socks, a cat named "Annie" (after one of his songs), memories from seeing him live in concert and an admiration for his talent, his gift. I love thinking back on my childhood, it literally makes me warm and fuzzy it was so good, and Michael Jackson's music was a huge part of that, I feel fortunate to be able to pop in a cd and go back to that time, thank you, Michael. I don't know what happens to us when we die, but it is comforting to think it just might be a magical, warm and fuzzy place free of judgements and insecurities.

9 comments:

Almay Alday said...

I grew up in the 80's too! I will surely miss Michael and Farrah!

Hollyrocks said...

Wow I didn't know. That was completely unexpected! Very sad, but your tribute was nice.

Cut Copy Create said...

Thanks for the post Stacey, It's a very very sad night for music :(

our little love nest said...

Our kids actually came running out on our deck last night to tell us...how shocking. Sweet post in his honour. xo

M.M.E. said...

I was a bit too young to have grown up knowing him, but I loved his earlier work. BY the way, I love your cards in your previous post. Interested to know if these sell well for you. As a paper artist myself, I've had trouble selling cards on etsy.

cabin + cub said...

It was so shocking to find out he passed away and at only 50. I remember being very little and my cousin coming home from the concert and she had bought a a sparkly sequined glove. I was in awe over it, and thought it was the real one. Very sad day in music indeed.

californiablue said...

Very well said.... it is so utterly sad as he really seemed to turn into a tragic figure. He provided so many such joy and happiness thru his music. May he rest in peace.

Chocolate and Steel said...

so beautifully said!

Alicia said...

I love your sky photos. Gives me a feeling of nostalgia.