Friday, July 3, 2009

A Fiber Tribute

The death of Michael Jackson has rattled me to my core....
Physically, my heart is aching over the loss of this man.

I had sort of walked away from Michael's music when I was in my late teens - not because of any "eccentricities" or the controversy of his life - I simply took interest in a different style of music- Heavy Metal.
I didn't even know about the accusations until the 2005 trial had begun - which I watched with the utmost devotion and literally screamed with joy when he was found "Not Guilty"...
...  "he'll be alright now.. he's got his kids, he's been vindicated - they'll just leave him alone and he can live out his life in peace."

and I sort of just drifted away again...
Then June 25th, 2009 at 2:26 p.m (PST).... which I didn't find out until WELL after the fact.. I think it was around 8 pm (EST) that night..but.. 

Michael was gone...

Since Friday the 26th; I've barely been able to keep a dry eye.  I lost a dear friend and a person who's always been close to my heart.

Listening to his music.. the pain, the frustration.. the message in the lyrics...

"I'm tired of bein' the victim of hate
You're rapin' me of my pride
Oh, for God's sake
I look to heaven to fulfill its prophecy...
Set me free"
They Don't Care About Us
-Michael Jackson

I began working on my own tribute to Michael and the legacy he left behind on Friday 26th... then frogged my first attempt and began a new on Tuesday the 31st

This is what I've gotten done thus far...



Smooth Criminal was the last video that I actively watched of Michael , the first time I said "goodbye" to him.



I actually cry as I work on it.. so it has been a slow process...  but one which I am hoping I can be proud of and does him justice.


The World has lost not only a talented musician, but a genuine icon of love, compassion and peace that transcended color, religion and cultural boundaries. 
Rest in Peace Michael.  My heart is heavy with the pain of your loss... my selfishness wishes you were still here - but at least you have been set free from your pain. 


Readers ask me often.. "don't you think he was..."
NO!  I absolutely do NOT think he was any sort of monster or molester.  I think he was an easy mark for liars and manipulators because he was so trusting (think I am foolish?  Do your own research - look at the history of the only 2 'people' who ever actually brought a case against him - GRIFTERS!).  

6 comments:

Robbie said...

so far its really turned out nice.. I just wish they would rest in peace, instead they continue digging up dirt on him. Today went I went into Block Busters to purchase some video's I seen another magazine with him looking straight out. I felt like he was looking right at me.. I have and always will love his music,

Brenda said...

It is turning out nice....can hardly wait to see him finished. I will really miss him too. I have not really listened to his music in a while, like you, I always thought he would always be there. I wish they would just leave him alone and let him rest in peace. The world has really lost a music icon and we will never be the same without him :(

Debi said...

Excellent job you are doing and I as well agree, the world lost a very talented young man. He was a genious with his music and I will miss him and his talent. I have never believed any of the accusations of him, he was so very child like himself when it came to him personally, but he was as talented as a 100 year old man when it came to his music. he will be missed by many and I especially feel sorrow for those that he left behind, his beautiful children and the rest of his family; the devastation all of this has to be to them.

Debbie said...

Great work so far! I feel it is so hard as we watch him from child until he grow into the soft spoken man he was. To watch him as a talented child to grow into this exceptional man in his music was touching. He will be missed as he was so much a part of all ours life's.

Gram said...

it is lookin' good!!.. It is a great talent lost. Like you say, now he is at peace. He will be missed...

Kerri said...

WOW! Looks like it's gonna be a great doll - - -
I don't know how to feel about the death. One hand says too bad, so sad.. the other hand says people die everyday. Mixed feelings.

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