June 26th, 2009

Butterfly Lady

Smile though your heart is aching

The news of Michael Jackson's passing was a double blow for me. I was raised listening to his music (and Weird Al's parody of his song, 'Bad' to 'Fat'). I loved his music. He did have a tumultuous life, but who are we to judge, right?

It was a double blow for me because just yesterday I received a package in the mail containing a Michael Jackson T-shirt, that ispellit helped me pick out. It took me quite a bit of searching and saving to purchase a ticket to his concert. I had planned to see him on my 'night off' in London. I'm going to keep the shirt, no doubt about it, but I am very disappointed that I missed out on this event.

I am heart broken for his young children, who lost their father. I know he did a lot of crazy stuff through the years, but I wish people would have a modicum of respect for the dead and stop talking crap and making tasteless jokes at his expense. He was someone's son, brother, father and friend. Let him rest in peace.


I'm also sad about Farrah Fawcett, but she was before my time. I was less affected by the news of her passing, as it wasn't totally unexpected. Her documentary about her fight with cancer made me cry. They are both in a better place now.