Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Goodbye to Michael Jackson

I can't believe I'm blogging about MJ. I have been complaining to my family lately of how sick I am of the constant coverage. It's been everywhere and getting old. I did not mean to watch the memorial for him today, it just sort of happened (as it was on EVERY single channel). But as I watched, I could not believe the amount of people who showed up to say good-bye. I heard on the news nearly a quarter of a million people were in and around the Staples center. Obviously they weren't all in the theater, but they just wanted to be a part of his farewell. When I saw his brother sing this song, my heart jumped up into my throat. It made me remember that this was somebody's brother. It was very emotional and a beautiful tribute.

1 comment:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is the one thing that was so striking about his memorial. I saw him as a person, a father, a brother, a son and a friend. We are all used to knowing him as only an entertainer but the memorial showed his as a human being. It was touching and heartbreaking.