I sit here thinking about what an instrumental part in my life Michael's music has played in my life. His music has never been far away. I remember the Jackson 5 cartoon, Michael's decision to go solo and of course the groundbreaking Thriller. I still have the album from 1983. I danced to his songs in highshool, mocked a friend that burst into tears when he visited her Kingdom Hall. Sat starstruck while eating at a cafe in South Africa as I watched MJ approach and walk within touching distance of me. He wore a mask and his features were so feminine it took a moment for my mind to process that not only wasn't I looking at a woman but it was indeed the King Of Pop in the flesh. I think my heart skipped a beat. Another unbelievable event because I am always cool as a clam in the midst of celebrities but this was MICHAEL JACKSON.
One of my favorite songs is Butterflies. But who can forget Man in the Mirror? So many memories and a death that came way to soon. I pray for the family and mourn with the rest of the fans around the world. Michael Jackson you will be missed.