Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Farewell

Watching the MJ farewell right now... and no matter what he did or didn't do in his life... I am filled with sadness when listening to the songs, seeing the pictures and hearing ppl talk about him. Seeing his casket sit there... it's a sad thing.

I feel sorry that so many negative things were in his life... the drug addiction, most of all. It destroyed him.

I don't know what's waiting on the other side... and, at times, I wonder if there's anything... but I hope that he's at peace. I'm happy that his demons have been taken from him....

One thing... and you know there has to be at least one thing w/ me... I was a bit turned off in that no one is weeping. His children... the youngest child has a huge wad of gum in his mouth, chomping on it as fast and hard as he can, and when they panned to them, sitting next to their grandmother, not one of them seemed upset with the littleist squirming around, but I suppose it's to be expected. The daughter had her head over on her grandmothers shoulder... seeming very shy. It's all, I'm sure, overwhelming for them. Al Sharpton is on right now preaching .. they all just stood to give him a standing ovation... which is a bit much at a funeral, I think... but...

Oh yeah... the youngest son always had white blond hair.. and now it's jet black. I knew it was dyed.

4 comments:

Miss Fluff said...

I cried, realizing how much work he had done as a humanitarian. We always heard the bad about Michael. Never what was good. I'm sure his children miss him loads. I too hope he's at peace. While many people, may not like him, Michael was definately a person of significant importance. His memory will always live on, because of that.

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Rock Chef said...

I thought the most moving part was when Brooke Shields talked about him - that was really from the heart.

The Moody Minstrel said...

A lot of people have been making fun of the memorial service, especially in the media. They say it was all over the top. What else would be appropriate for a guy who did as much as he did - good or bad - and was always so much larger than life?