As I made my way to Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park, I wondered what in the world I would write about Michael Jackson, that I haven’t written before. On a sunny Los Angeles day, the traffic kept me from getting there too easily and I listened to Michael singing early 70’s songs in my car.
Up the winding road to the Holly Terrace Grand Mausoleum, I came upon a sea of hand-made cards, flowers, balloons, a stand up figure of Michael and there I saw my friend Andrea from Dusseldorf, Germany who flew in the celebrate Michael. With her, she carried boxes of cupcakes decorated with sunflowers, Michael’s favorite flower. She ordered them early to hand out to the fans that showed up today. I felt myself getting emotional and even though I wasn’t going to try to get a blog out today, I decided I would for the fans around the world as I always do. For me, it’s easy to get to Glendale to honor Michael. But the cards always move me and I figured fans would want to see the love.
I met two fans who were sitting on the grass near Holly Terrace and we could feel a lovely breeze. We had a short talk about Michael. How he would be 64 years old today and wondered what we would think about our world today.
I saw cards from friends around the world and some from others I do not know. But what I could feel, no matter who made the card, was the love that is still felt for Michael Jackson, 14 years after he has left this planet. Heal The World, Michael sang. We are the World Michael sang. And, his grand opus, Earth Song. If you don’t know who Michael was, just listen to the music and everything he was is revealed in his songs. For all the fans who made the cards and flew to Los Angeles to honor Michael and to the fans who couldn’t be here today, and the ones that keep advocating for him on Twitter, like Andjustice4 some, this is for you. Michael would be moved to tears to see the outpouring of love for him, just as I have.
11 thoughts on “Michael Jackson’s 64th Birthday”
Thanks so much, Hannah! I always love hearing from you.
You’re welcome, Susan. Did you see my blog on Twitter this year?
No, I’m on your email list from some time ago.
Oh, okay! Thank you, Susan.
You’re so right, Hannah. The cards are such intimate love letters to Michael and to the world about Michael. It’s unabashed deep love and appreciation. Whenever I am there, I go from card to card and get lost in the gushing ride of love be it in words, on paper, designs of pictures, mementos, or flowers. Everything says LOVE. The global aspect amazes me as it does you too. We call it the MJ U.N. he invited us from around the world. And I always look forward to seeing Siren’s cards. I am sure that card twinkles at night. What creativity. That stand up and the multi colored tree of life were new and totally beautiful. Thanks for being a witness to this year’s event. Blessings.
Thank you so much, Rita. Blessings to you and your momma. Sending you a big hug from Los Angeles. ❤️
So glad you decided to do your blog, Hannah, and good to see you in person at Holly Terrace. Like you, I’m always impressed by all the creativity and love that each card holds. ❤
Thank you so much Hanna for your photos that always portray my thoughts for Michael brought by the hands of Silvily Thomas and Jody Benon that cancel the great distance between me and him, but not the distance of the heart.
Thanks and thanks again! Tiziana Schellino – Italy
You are welcome, Tiziana. Your card was so beautiful this year. I hope you were able to see it in my blog. It’s an honor to be able to share my photos with beautiful souls like you from around the world. It’s all for L.O.V.E.
Yes Hannah I saw my card photo along with the sunflower wreath photo we sent from Italy. So much love that will never end, because Michael has given so much to the whole world 👑❤️👑
I am too, Silvily. It was wonderful to see you at Holly Terrace this year. MJ fans are so full of creativity. It’s an incredible community. Thank you for all you do to bring the cards. ❤️💔