Home office. Lights off. Corner light on again. MUSE running through my veins.
I just watched the Michael Jackson movie THIS IS IT, and I have to say, I could not believe how quickly I reverted to an innocent, chubby, glasses wearing (still am), braces needing (need them AGAIN), 10 year old blubbering yoyo brain! LOL. That movie really hit a spot… I can’t explain. My little ones were watching their mama spin, dance, grab her crotch (LOL.. NOT), moonwalk (I wish) across the family room. They looked at me in bewilderment. They asked me.. MOM, WHO WAS Michael Jackson? While, they knew some of his songs (from their bellowing mother and father), they didn’t know “WHO” Michael Jackson was. While i did not want to go into detail about some of his “idiosyncracies”.. or some of his “decisions”, or some of his “misfortunes” growing up..I wanted them to know how Michael Jackson was an ICON. How talented he was, how he really represented most of my childhood through song.
I think they “got it”.. by watching me smile.. by watching me dance.. by watching me know almost EVERY SINGLE WORD TO EVERY SONG, while I forget what I did yesterday (lol)…
What a sad day it was (actually my birthday) to lose such an important and talented artist who made history.
Wow.. to think that this movie really affected me is crazy! but it did.
Cheers to Michael Jackson, and the odes he left to us to sing to, to dance to, to enjoy.
Mwah to da sistahs who will NEVAH “BEAT IT!”