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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Michael Jackson R.I.P.

I've had a lot of time to ponder the passing of Michael Jackson. I'm sort of glad he died while I was on vacation. Otherwise, I would have been swamped by the media coverage his death has brought on.

My wife and I discussed him while driving home from Florida. We also tried to explain who Michael Jackson was to our son. Here's a tip to adults. If you want to know the meaning of something you don't fully understand, explain it to a six year old. You are forced to boil down the information and cut out the fat of distraction. This is what I found out.

Michael Jackson was a very famous person with a tremendous talent for singing and dancing. Many people around him knew he could them a lot of money. From a very early age he was making music. Because he was good it would become his job, whether he wanted it or not. Because he was so rich and famous it was hard for him to tell who his really friends in life were. Some would take advantage of his kind heart and tell lies in order to steal some of his money. For some unknown reason Michael Jackson did not like the way he looked. Despite all his talents he felt the need to alter his looks. We will never understand why he did this, but for some they will always judge him by his various states of appearance.

In the end, Michael Jackson died an enigma to many. Over time his detractors will vanish. History will remember Michael Jackson as a very talented eccentric musician. His music was the soundtrack of my and many others youths. I own a few Michael Jackson CD's. My son likes watching and listening to Michael Jackson's music and videos. I don't have any problem with that.

I'm not shedding a tear for your death, but I am shaking my head at how you were treated while you were alive. Rest In Peace Michael Jackson, God knows you didn't get any while you were alive.


Anonymous said...

I agree beyond comprehension. Michael did not have any peace on Earth, nor in his home, as a child, and in public as an adult. He was so comfortable on stage because it was the only time he was surrounded by love, the only love he knew. I pray he was surrounded by love with his children because their love is true and without judgement. I hope he is resting in Peace and that in Heaven he is not still in the spotlight.

Laura Jurkovic said...

Oops, I did not mean to put anonymous in the 12:32p.m. comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mark Ploch said...


PeaKay40 said...

I'm guessing Laura wrote the comment
about MJ. She said it all.
I feel the same way. He was not understood by many and others simply wanted to exploit him.
Rest in peace Michael.
OH......and Mark
Thanks for posting that video.
I really enjoyed it.

Mark Ploch said...

If you get the chance, rent or watch Free Willy. That song is from a video at the end and was Jimmy's introduction to MJ.

Anonymous said...