Saturday, June 27, 2009

You Are Not Alone

I haven't felt this sad about someone famous passing since Jeff Buckley in '97. Michael Jackson was a huge part of my and my brother's childhood.

He was absolutely amazing as an entertainer. I do not believe any of the allegations against him were true. I do, however, believe he was stuck inside the mind of a 10-year-old, and it was just a very sad thing to watch the degradation of his mental health over the years.

But hopefully somewhere he is now at peace. And hopefully he can somehow sense the outpouring of admiration that has occurred over the last few days. I pulled out my old sticker collection today, and I had a nice pile o' MJ stickers and trading cards. Here are some of my faves-- a Girl Land homage to the gloved one, if you will:


2 comments:

Heliotrope Tree House said...

Yes, I feel the same way. His music was a huge part of my childhood and teen years. He was always "there" on the soundtrack of my life. Very sad to watch what happened to him and even sadder to know he died alone and most likely unhappy. Thanks for connecting.

amanda dang said...

those are awesome stickers! i had the silver sparkle glove ones too. forgot about that. i still have some puffy MJ stickers in my box. :)