Michael Jackson - a life that carries a great story and yet carries a heart-breaking story. Thoughts about him were deinitely on my mind since his sudden death which sent shock waves throughout the entire world. Everyone is asking, ‘Why? Why? Why?’ Tributes poured in and tears poured out.
The most heart-breaking about Michael Jackson was when his beautiful 11 year-old daughter, Paris Michael Katherine said at the funeral yesterday, ‘Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine and I just wanted to say I love him so much.’ Tears just rolled down her face. As I watched her said those few words, my heart just broke for her and tears rolled down my face too. I still get choked each time I think of her and her 2 brothers.
Michael Jackson has brought a new dimension to music. I love his voice and his songs. He has phenomenal stage-presence. He is undeniably a great singer and a performer. He has left behind a great legacy that goes down in history. Like the multitudes, I am very touched by his love for kids though he may be a little crazy in his ways. He was a man of awesome musical talents.
But very sadly, Michael Jackson didn’t live long enough to see his children grow up or to see more of his musical achievements. Like many famous artiste, his life was consumed by destructive drug dependency. Like many, he lived in a world of his own. Like many, he couldn’t accept his physical looks and went under the knife many times to change his looks. Like many, he loved his children dearly but did not take care of his own health to live a long life for them. Like many, his actions caused him his prematured death. It is all so tragic. Such a beautiful and wonderful life destroyed! The world carries the pain and continues to mourn but his children carry the most intense pain and grieve the most at the loss of the greatest person in their life - their most beloved DADDY.
Is there anything that we as an indivisual, as parents, as communities and nations learn from this great and yet heart-breaking story? Do share your thoughts and comments in the comment box below. You can subsribe for free to my RSS (orange button on top right) or by email if you like this article so that you don’t miss out on future articles.
Thought for the day……
‘In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.’