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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sae Tsuzuki from Japan brought this quilt with 108 patches, each hand made by a different fan.
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.
“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. ”
I love DJOXyGeNe8’s videos. MJ fans are so creative! You guys rock!