Ahh, my Michael…
It’s been two years since the passing of THE greatest artist to have ever lived.
He left this world, in fact– he was taken.
If you know me, you know that I am a HUGE fan of Michael Jackson. Ever since childhood, I had his posters and you could find me trying to do the moonwalk or dancing to Thriller or Beat It. Hubby is convinced that had I gone to his concerts, I’d be one of those crazies getting carried off after having passed out in a hysterical sobbing craze.
He’s probably right.
So, though the world didn’t get to see what would have been the greatest show that would have set the bar, I am still truly, truly saddened that he is no longer here. It just doesn’t seem right, the world isn’t the same without MJ.
Not only because of his musical talent but, because though many people criticized and prosecuted him–he was a beautiful man who cared about this world and our common man.
He changed the world–he gave selflessly and he cared about or dying world. He inspired me to look at the person in the mirror, corny as it may be, and to make that change starting with myself.
In many ways.
In building a better future, down to doing my part to help replenish the planet.
“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
So today, I honor the King of Pop and the man–Michael Jackson.
He is always in my heart because he touched my life and he is forever immortal. My kids love him as much as I do, okay, maybe not that much. LOL. But, they know his music and I know that they will love him for many more years to come. Gabriella loves playing his game on the Wii, while Michaela loves to watch, “This Is It.”
His music has touched so many people in ways that are beyond the imaginable.
Are you an MJ fan or is he not your cup of tea? Don’t worry, I won’t be mad! I promise!
Do you remember where you were when the news of his passing inundated our tv screens, sound waves and time lines?
I was at work and a few of my friends texted me offering their condolences, yes, I know that’s sad! But, OMG! I went straight to Google and dishearteningly, the news was true.
Where were you?
Let me know!
Til then, cheers m’deres!
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. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.