I just can’t stop loving you.
I have to pay my respects for one of the greatest artists that have ever walked this earth.
Above all and above EVERYTHING we have to remember and acknowledge what influence that he has had in so many spectrums in our culture and to millions of people worldwide. Almost every artist out there has had MJ as an influence either musically or through dance. Heck, you even see Broadway using his moves.
Either way, personally, I am truly devastated and saddened by his passing. His music and in essence, HE has been a part of my life since I can remember. I remember being 4 years-old and listening to his songs. Imitating his dance moves, waiting hours to see the premiere of his videos and knowing every single world to all his songs. To making memories and to be reminded of them every time I hear his songs that were a part of those memories.
We lost a bright star today, if not the BRIGHTEST there ever was. I’ll never forget finding out about his passing. It truly marks a day in HIStory. I’ll always remember where I was and how I felt when he left us. I was working and I felt my phone go off and a few of my friends sent me texts saying they were sorry, that Michael Jackson… My Michael had passed away. And the first person they thought of was me. My heart just dropped. In a sense, it feels like a small part of me is lost too.
For those people with the idiocy to making snide and immature remarks about his death. Think twice. Life has mysterious ways of showing you the pain and suffering of others through your own life experiences. Just have some respect because any life lost is absolutely tragic. Famous or not.
Well, all I know is that Michael will live on through his music. He is immortal through it and I know I will always carry him in my heart. I know wherever he is, he’s dancing. I love you Michael!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. They all share her insatiable wanderlust, enjoyment of good food, and sharing their adventures with the world. Nancy is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.