Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night
Where were you @ 2:26PM on June 25, 2009?
I was sitting at my desk working on my blog posts for the next day. Approximately an hour before, I reported to friends on Facebook and Twitter that Farah Fawcett lost her fight with cancer. I was considering doing a post on her, because Charlie Angels had been such a huge part of my growing-up. In that hour, I also converse with my friend Matthew. We we’re discussing the “Hollywood Superstition,” that celebrities die in three’s. We were referencing the recent deaths of Ed McMahon and now Farah. We ponder out loud…who would be next?
I had no ideal, that an hour later at 2:26PM the world would be overwhelm in sadness. Michael Jackson, The “King of Pop” was gone! Just like that! In a matter of a moment, the last chapter of Micheal’s life was written. I am still in denial, my brain doesn’t want to wrap itself around the notion.
The little boy with the cute face, with the big voice,and enough charisma for ten people. He came into the world through Katherine and Joseph Jackson. I wonder when he was born, did they understand the magnitude of his life. That he would someday be the world’s single most greatest entertainer. Millions would be inspire of all ethnic backgrounds.
I never met Michael Jackson, however I knew him through his art. I was 7 or possible 8 years old, listening to Magic 102 FM and these words flowed from the radio:
“I want to love you (P.Y.T.) pretty-young-thing”
That was my first experience with Michael and just like that I was hook. Later came the “Thriller” video, I actually remember where I was when it debut. MTV was very new at the time — they made the announcement that Michael Jackson’s new video would debut. It was a major event, everyone was talking about. Me and my brother (he was a huge Mike fan) gathered around the TV in my mother’s room. I think her TV was the only one with cable. We cheer in amazement. This was history in the making. Truly, I believed “Thriller” was the greatest video ever made. The choreographer Micheal Peters created the moves and Michael Jackson executed them perfectly. To this very day, I still know the choreography.
I’ve always since an aura of sadness around him. Perhaps this same sadness I feel now as I type these words. I can hear Larry King parade celebrities onto his show, talking about Michael Jackson in the background. Who could have imagined this day would end this way?