Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Fare Thee Well, Michael Jackson

The ways I'll remember Michael. A sneaked peek at The Jackson Five on the Ed Sullivan Show - way past my bedtime. OMG, the Jackson 5 Cartoon and Soul Train. Then Off The Wall and that hideous senior year dance class - I hated those girls, but oh how moving to that song made the humiliation worthwhile. Then Bad and Thriller and on and on and on. There are far more people who leave far less of a legacy of art and of good. There are far more who leave in peace, unpursued by media and venomous, hateful people. But for all the odd, the unusual and the outright strange moments, that voice, that smile, and that moment of magic. That's what I'll choose to remember.

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