Long Live Michael Jackson.
Gone but never forgotten.
Some people question how it’s possible to feel emotion for someone you’ve never met and a year ago today, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you I could. The day that Michael Jackson left this world was a very sad day indeed. I actually cried real tears for a man whom I never knew.
The obvious reason is that this man was one of a kind. A musical genius. But, his words spoke magnitudes to me at times in my life that were my lowest. His words were inspiring, uplifting and they gave me hope when I was rock bottom. I grew up with his music as a child but during my most difficult years, when I felt most alone, his music changed me. *Sound the violins* I know, hehe.*
Another reason. One word.
He cared and he cared deeply about our dying world. He cared about the less fortunate. He cared too much and that is why he often got taken advantage of. But, he made monumental changes in this world so, today I remember the loving person he was, the amazing music he shared and what he shared with me though he never knew it.
We can’t forget that he was a father, a brother & a son. He was human like us all.
I love Michael and I know my girls will too.
He is timeless.
So although he was gone too soon… He will forever be in my heart and there will always be a part of me missing. Ah, I love him.
For now, I will continue jamming to his music and remember the person that he was, rather than the star. It makes me wonder what he would have done with this oil spill and with the continued suffering in Haiti. Those things still have not gone away. Anyway, let’s all remember him for what he gave this world.
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.