Michael Jackson – The King of Light and Love

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I was ten years old the first time I heard Michael Jackson’s falsetto voice singing “I Want You Back.” I had a visceral reaction not only to his voice but to everything about him. I still do.  There were his soulful eyes, his unique dancing, his boundless creativity and spiritual way of living life. Michael was a force field of energy and a creative genius with vision who would conceive and execute his ideas through his lifelong habit of discipline. He was a kind, gentle soul who went out of his way for people. Michael Jackson’s light was what drew me to him, most of all.  G-d was a vehicle of light working through Michael, who always gave thanks to the creator.

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Michael Jackson brought me escapism with his music and pure joy.  He taught me to never give up my dreams. His sensitivity was as marked as his child-like spirit.

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Why did he become someone who was ridiculed, yet revered? Scorned and adored? People without the light want to destroy those who do. The light in another reflects back their darkness and their mission becomes to destroy. He was complex, talented, kind, shrewd and mysterious. Michael Jackson made people smile, while showing the world that one poor, Afro American boy from Gary, Indiana with a strong work ethic, could make a profound change in the world. Why is it that people wanted to basically send MJ to jail for being eccentric? No matter how many facts, or truths are shared, the media wants to kill MJ all over again with the AEG trial. I wonder when the crucification will end. An innocent man was hunted and now, so are his children.

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Card by Marry Arts

I loved how brave Michael was. He didn’t conform, fitting into any box, knowing all great artists must break rules.  He had his own style of dress, wearing fedoras and one sequined glove, white socks underneath too short peg leg black trousers when no one else thought it was cool. In his short films he screamed out against injustices. Michael didn’t keep silent and I love and respect him for that.

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His friend Brett Ratner said Michael was the most inspirational person in his life. Michael’s dream was to cure all the sick children in the world. When Ratner would ask “Isn’t that impossible”? Michael would just start to cry. He truly was a pure innocent in a world that questioned his innocence.

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Fans travel from all corners of the world to Los Angeles to show their respects. The group, One Rose for Michael Jackson is responsible for coordinating 13,447 freedom long stem red roses placed at Holly Terrace at Forest Lawn to show the fan’s love that’s in their hearts with this outpouring of beauty. Sunflowers for Michael brings cards and flowers from fans all over the globe.

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I met five fans from Hong Kong and two from Japan who travel to Los Angeles every year to pay their respects to Michael.  Seeing their art work and feeling their passion for Michael moved me to tears and a flood gate of emotion was released.  I haven’t cried like that in a long time. Fanny said “From the heaven, we all love him so much.” Here are photos of the hand made art pieces they created and traveled with. They created the artwork working together every Sunday for the last three months. “Everyone has an idea. We all work together.” The group arrived June 22 and leave on June 29. “We make Michael happy. He’s watching us from above.” Yoly said.

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Left to right: Fanny, May, Jessica, Yoly, Queenie, ?, Sae

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Maria Zhdanova came alone from Russia to bring Michael roses and cards, taking a bus from Hollywood to get to Forest Lawn Glendale. The devotion from the fans is a testament to the man.

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Maria Zhdanova – Russia

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Sae Tsuzuki  from Japan brought this quilt with 108 patches, each hand made by a different fan.

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108 piece quilt from Japan

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It’s been four years since Michael Jackson left his physical body. The fans at Forest Lawn are here to show respect to the man he was. I am continuing to write about him because instead of recognizing the gifts he gave to this planet and praising his talents, the evil media continues to tear him down, just as when he was alive.  They lied about him, paid people to create lies about him and in the case of District Attorney Thomas Sneddon, even went as far as falsifying records in a court of law.  I continue my support of Michael Jackson because I believe in his heart and his innocence. Mainstream media hated and betrayed him because of his light, which continues to shine brightly.   He stole our hearts when he was a mere twelve years old with his unmatched talent, never wavering in his relentless perfectionism, refusing to believe in failure. His capacity to believe in his gifts, in himself was infinite. He was a young man who shared his wealth with those less fortunate and forgave repeatedly.  Most importantly, he was that rare human being who loved unconditionally.

No, Michael didn’t fit into any of society’s neat little boxes. Thank God for that.

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“Wherever you go, in every country, on every continent, people yearn and hunger for one thing – to love and be loved. Love transcends international boundaries and heals the wounds of hatred, racial prejudice, bigotry and ignorance. It is the ultimate truth at the heart of all creation. “

-Michael Jackson

12 Yr old MJ
“No one is perfect. You may not be a perfect person, but refuse to let anyone tear you down or extinuish the light that shines from within.”

-Michael Jackson

I love DJOXyGeNe8’s videos. MJ fans are so creative! You guys rock!

Read: http://www.defendingaking.com

About hannahkozak

I am passionate about photography & have been making photos since I was a little girl. I have been a stunt woman for twenty five years. I have a passion for exploration, discovery, and escape. I dream of every place I seek to travel to. A recovering adrenaline junkie, I seek authenticity in everyday experiences. I love Kundalini Yoga,travel, books,writing and authentic, real experiences and people. I brake for squirrels. Que le vaya bien! View all posts by hannahkozak

62 responses to “Michael Jackson – The King of Light and Love

  • sam fielding

    Beautiful Hannah! Thank you for taking the time to do this.

  • siusiu2503

    Great work, thank you for posting all these. I’m among of them. From Hong Kong.

  • Bonnie

    WOW! This covers SO much. Thank you Hannah. I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into this. It’s a beautiful blog. <3 – Love, Bonnie

  • Uli

    my feelings and emotions especially around these sad days …. thanks always for your beautiful sincere words about Michael..he’s missed so much day by day..4 years now , cannot believe ….Hannah thanks for your time to keep us involved it means so much to me ..with love from Germany..ULI…

    • hannahkozak

      Uli, I know being so far away is difficult for you and all the MJ fans in Germany. This is why I spend the time to create and share my blogs with you.
      With L.O.V.E. from Los Angeles.

  • Peggy and The International Team in Loving Memory of Michael Jackson Munich, Germany

    Dear Hannah,thank you so much for this wonderful blog. June 25th, 2009 was the sadest day in my life. I miss MJ so much, He is forever in my heart.
    L.O.V.E.

    • hannahkozak

      Dearest Peggy, Thank you so much for taking the time to view my blog. It means so much to me to be able to connect with fans who love MJ all around the world. G-d bless you
      and The International Team in Loving Memory of Michael Jackson Munich, Germany. L.O.V.E.

  • Naomi Tuanau

    Tbis was very beautifully written & so true,Michael was an amazing artist & a very loving caring man, & it saddens me that they still criticize him & always going to court about money & i wish they would let him rest in peace & let everthing go,remember him for his music & his loving caring nature.They are human like us & all this nonsence needs to stop for the kids sake.

  • POPPY

    Thank you very much my dear friend~ Hannah,
    Is a very beautiful, very warm and sensual but also content-rich blog …
    You write the article, you photographic works, every time let me moved incessantly…
    Hannah , you did a very good job for Michael…. great!! I sincerely thank you…From Hong Kong

    I love Michael, I love you … Hannah…♥

  • Nena Snezana Akhtar

    Thank you so, so very much my dear friend Hannah for your great wonderful work to honor Michael Jackson <3
    I love Michael, I love you Hannah ♥
    Hope to see you again at MJ´s Birthday at Forest Lawn :)

    Nena & "MJ´s LEGACY Association International e.V."
    Team Munich/Germany
    The Michael Jackson Memorial Munich – Help The Children Initiative

  • Jessica kao

    Dear Hannah, Thanks for your sharing, the photos are so beautiful and awesome, I love they sososo much(in tears), It’s all for love and Michael, love you and thanks.
    Jessica kao from far far away Taiwan

  • Sophie

    Dear Hannah, your blog is so beautiful! These lovely words and the wonderful photos are so touching and full of love…they really brought tears into my eyes! Thank you so much for this from the bottom of my heart! I will share it with all my friends and other MJ fans in Germany.
    I send you all my love,
    Sophie

    • hannahkozak

      It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 2 years since you were at Forest Lawn with Nena.
      I had tears in my eyes yesterday being a witness to all the beautiful flowers especially the sea of roses, the hand made cards, art work. Michael’s fans are so creative and passionate. Sending my love to you in Munich, Germany.

  • Jolanta

    Thank you Hannah… King of Light and Love – splendidly……love from Poland

  • marry

    Hello Hannah, to see all tHIS on your page is very touching: all Creations of LOVE (esp. the quilt!) for Michael. Unbelievable what we All can achieve together, but when you are touched by him in your Heart nothing can stop you, isn’t it? I see my card in line too here, ..that is so nice! Hitomi from Japan made the painting, as one of my favo MJ painters, gave me a sign to look here :) . I can tell you dear MJLady, I adore all what is made …ALL in His name (such a great song and lyrics) and done outta true pure LOVE. I am speechless for what he still spreads around the Globe all tHis time.
    Thank you Hannah, let Us all keep on the Good MJwork and Together we can make THAT change, let’s look in our Mirrors and SMILE for His Life and Legacy. Our Guide and sweet Gentle Man.. LYMarry, the Netherlands.

  • hannahkozak

    Hello Marry, Seeing all of it in person is experiential, truly a moving experience. We’re all doing our best to spread the love. Just like Michael said in We’ve Had Enough, “It’s up to me and I’m Still Alive.” Hitomi Osanai is a gorgeous artist. Her art work is stunning.Check out her Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hitomis/558919590797341 You’re right, there is nothing you cannot achieve once the heart is connected! ¬ Yes, let’s keep making that change.Michael walked his walk. 👍 Love to the Netherlands from Los Angeles.

    • marry

      I am ordening my Favo links on internet and put them in a Worddocument. I ran into your page here again and am smiling for seeing this LOVE. This sad month….5 years ago on the 25th…have a MJDedicated period of time, Marry from Nederland.

  • Vania

    Dear Hannah thank you for the immense emotion that every June 25th you can do to live through your photos to us fans in the world that we can not be at Forest Lawn by Michael.
    There is only love for Michael, gratitude, admiration in us.
    He ‘s forever the grace in my life.
    I wish you all the best.

    Forever Michael,
    from Italy with love … Vania

    • hannahkozak

      Dear Vania,
      You are welcome. I know that many of the fans can’t be at F.L. in person so my photos and words are my way of sharing the MJ love around the world.
      He graced all our lives. Forever Michael and lots of love from Los Angeles to Italy.

      • Mayumi Iwao

        Hi! Hannah.
        I’m Mayumi Iwao from Japan.
        I made one piece in “108 pieces of parts” of the photograph which you took.
        Thank you for many photographs of beautiful Forest loan.
        With LOVE <3

      • hannahkozak

        Hello Mayumi, The quilt is so beautiful. I would love to know which piece was yours.
        Thank you for being part of something so special for MJ.
        With L.O.V.E.

  • Mayumi Iwao

    Hi. Hannah.
    Hitomi tried to leave a comment many times but she said she failed.
    So Hitomi asked me to say Hello to you.
    Thank you.
    Mayumi.

  • Hanna

    Ohhhhh Hannah… you made me cry… you write so piercingly… in your words I see so many of love… your pictures are fantastic and show me how big is the love of fans to Michael…
    For me the rug from the roses and the handmade cards are the best evidence how good man Michael was…
    The short movie DJOXyGeNe8′s is really very good… Michael in the pill…

    Thank you Hannah for your reportage and for your love… this was very important to be with you at Forest Lawn… love from Poland
    Hanna

    • hannahkozak

      Dear Hanna, The fans’ love with the cards and quilt and flowers is very emotional to see in person. Michael brought so much love to this world. I was crying from all of it too. I’m happy I could share it with you all the way in Poland, one of my favorite places in the world. With love from me to you in Poland.

  • Martine Léonard

    As you write well about Michael !
    He was wonderfully honored. Dear Hannah, thank you for sharing this moment in Forest Lawn. I’m proud to see my card on your blog.
    In Septrembre, I will be in California and I hope to visit Michael at Holly Terrace…
    Love from France

  • hannahkozak

    Martine, Your card is beautiful! Please let me know when you are coming to California. With L.O.V.E. to France.

  • Sina

    Dear Hannah,
    What a beautiful tribute to an amazing light that we were lucky to have witnessed.
    Michael didnt fit in societies neat little boxes but he fitted in milions and millions of peoples hearts.

    I know how it feels to be at Holy Terrace. I wish everyone could go and pay their respect at Michaels resting place. Its very emotional but It helps to find closure. Though he is not here physically, his light and love are stronger than ever.
    Thank you so much for your inspiring words and for showing the dedication of the fans
    Love from Amsterdam

  • Silvily

    Hi Hannah, I don’t know how I happened to stumble upon your blog, but I’m so glad I did. You have some beautiful pictures. I wish I’d had more time to talk to you at Forest Lawn on Monday, 6/24, but the FL people had me under pressure to finish everything for our group by a certain time. I love the fan art you photographed and people’s stories. :)
    All for L.O.V.E.,
    Silvily
    Sunflowers for Michael

    • hannahkozak

      Hi Silvily, No worries. I understand as you had a lot to do, as I did. Thank you for all you do at Sunflowers for Michael.
      I love how everyone does their part to keep his memory alive. We are soldiers of L.O.V.E.
      All for L.O.V.E.

  • Elena

    Thank you very much, Hanna! Maria Zhdanova is my close friend, we live in Saint-Petersburg, Russia :-) It’s amazing to see her there, in Los Angeles! It’s like a window to other world, like a fantasy :-) And I see my card to Michael on these photos too. It’s magic!! ;-)

  • Gertrude

    Oh Hannah! How beautifully you captured the feeling we get at Forest Lawn’s Holly Terrace to show our increasing love for Michael Jackson. I came from Oklahoma to show my love to Michael and to the world that Michael is indeed the King of LIGHT and LOVE… a role that he is perfect for. He continues to be with me everyday and I know many others are also influenced by his love and light… changing our lives and leading us to do good works like him. Many artists I was with like Siren Lovesmj and Jan Carlson and Brenda Jenkyns ( and MoonDancer… had an informal art display at Neverland gates and from what people donated for the art, over $707 was given to the Children’s Hospital in LA… in Michael Jackson’s name. The way that Michael is moving people to draw him, make art, write books, do videos, to show the media the true definition of Michael… is a global phenomenon of LOVE.

    Thank you for all the pictures and a poignant blog. The last time I saw you was outside court in LA, September 2011 (Rita from OK). Keep up the great work!

  • Miki Sato

    Hi!Hannah
    It is a beautiful photo no matter how it look.
    Japanese friends also In the photo. Very nice smile.
    Beautiful flowers and cards from all over the world is seen
    I am very happy.
    I went to Forest Lawn for the first time on your birthday of Michael last year.
    When I look at the pictures of Hannah’s, you will feel like you have seen in the Forest Lawn myself though.
    Thank you for letting us see a lot of pictures.
    I thank you sincerely.
    With Love from JAPAN.

    Thank you.
    MIKI.

    • hannahkozak

      Hi Miki,
      You’ve been so kind. I’m truly happy that you enjoyed my blog so much. Michael always loved his fans in Japan. He said they were kind and special to him always. I visited Japan twice and was moved by the sensitivity of the people I met. I’m honored to share my photos with you.
      With L.O.V.E. from Los Angeles.
      hannah

  • dinafries

    My dear Hannah, I love your work everytime. I feel the love what you take in it, its amazing. I hope we meet us again next year. For me is Michael really a healer and God sent him for show us what is really urgent; LOVE. In this time with my breathcancer I pray to him that he help me. Its so sad that he gone so early but God need him more (Stevie Wonder said it). I wish that everyday more and more people understand him. I send you big wishes with love and peace from germany, Dina

  • cynthia kates

    I love the personal fan stories here. That is what it is really all about. Michael loved the personal connection and it was not unheard of to pull up at Michaels house and ask to come in and see him, having your wish granted. The fans spend so much time creating these works of art. I dont know of another celebrity that has this type of following and I imagine that it will get bigger every year. I think this will be good for his children to see. Their dad belonged to a lot of people and his death is bigger than the sadness they feel. I hope the site of forest lawn on a day like this brings them some peace. This blog is wonderful because it brings this occasion to all the MJ fans around the world who are not able to come over and experience the beautiful sights first hand Hannah! I love that you take the time to do this and show the peotry, videos and great personal stories. LOVE you and thank you for mentioning the G word that was important to Michael!

  • hannahkozak

    Visiting Forest Lawn on Michael’s day is a mixture of emotions but ultimately what I feel from the fans most of all is pure, unadulterated love for this man. Their art work, cards and flowers are so healing to see in person. Yes the G word was important to Michael. He understood. LOVE you more, my friend.

  • Steve Dennis

    Another wonderful piece, Hannah. It’s from the heart and speaks to both the injustice against him and the genius within him. Bravo.

  • Marion

    Dear Hannah,
    thank you for this wonderful pictures…… I was at FL at Michael’s b-day last year…………but on 6/25 there were much more pictures and flowers at FL as at his b-day in 2012.

    • hannahkozak

      Hi Marion,
      Been off line for a bit. Glad you enjoyed the photos and yes, I do think there were many more this year.

      • Silvily

        Hanna, Marion, from being there on both the anniversary and his birthday for the last 3 years, it seems that there are always more flowers/cards/momentos left on the anniversary. Maybe I’ll see you there in August?

      • hannahkozak

        Hello Silvily,
        Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog.

        I think what Marion was saying is that there were more flowers/cards this
        year than on his anniversary last year in 2012. I agree, always more flowers on his anniversary than his birthday.

        I hope to see you in August!

  • georgie scarpato

    Love and miss Michael so much ♥♥♥♥♥……beautiful, Hannah!!

  • Maria Zhdanova

    Dear Hannah, thank you so much for your beautiful photos and kind words! I was happy to meet you. L.O.V.E. forever.

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