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.



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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.

QDEP