Sometimes, it needs one odd event to conclude how you really felt. Excerpt from Lisa Marie Presley’s post after MJ’s death:
Years ago Michael and I were having a deep conversation about life in general.
I can’t recall the exact subject matter but he may have been questioning me about the circumstances of my Fathers Death.
At some point he paused, he stared at me very intensely and he stated with an almost calm certainty, “I am afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did.”
A predicted ending by him, by loved ones and by me, but what I didn’t predict was how much it was going to hurt when it finally happened.
I wanted to “save him” I wanted to save him from the inevitable which is what has just happened.
His family and his loved ones also wanted to save him from this as well but didn’t know how and this was 14 years ago. We all worried that this would be the outcome then.
At that time, In trying to save him, I almost lost myself.
He was an incredibly dynamic force and power that was not to be underestimated.
When he used it for something good, It was the best and when he used it for something bad, It was really, REALLY bad.
The hardest decision I have ever had to make, which was to walk away and let his fate have him, even though I desperately loved him and tried to stop or reverse it somehow.
Any ill experience or words I have felt towards him in the past has just died inside of me along with him.
I also hope that anyone else who feels they have failed to help him can be set free because he hopefully finally is.
When one passes away, we choose to remember just the good memories and greatness of that person (no matter how few or many the circumstances are). It would be better to observe this in our day to day interaction, even if the person is still so much alive and kicking.
Full post of Lisa Marie Presley here.
Don’t miss this (tribute) remix of some of MJ songs. Really awesome.
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MJ’s death saddens me because I’ve always sensed the profound unhappiness in the man. He gave up a lot of himself in order to gain the wealth and fame he had. There are a lot of vultures in this world and we all need to be grounded enough to know who our true friends are. I’m not saying that he didn’t know who his true friends were but the constant presence of people who wanted a piece of him certainly made life very difficult for him.
May he finally get the peace that he has always longed for.
ganun talaga! when somebody dies, diba it’s better to remember the good than the bad? kesa pagusapn nyo mga utang nya, mga kasalanan nya, why not reminisce about the fun and good times!
also, michael jackson’s death teaches us to treat every day as if it were our last…lahat tayo mamamatay, and we don’t know when.
Eccentric as he may have been in life, his superstardom was unmatched. He was, as one of his songs declares, “Gone Too Soon.”
parte parin ng industriya ng misika si MJ.mayron sariling identity…
There is no such thing as a “saintly” man. One time or another everyone commited a sin. Yet when it comes to greatness, we only remember the positive side of what man did. I hope history will be kind to MJ as well.
I like some of his songs. Never really liked him as a person. Maybe it’s because so much bad things had been written about him. May he rest in peace.
Rach (Heart of Rachel)
It’s really sad to think that he’s gone. It’s nice to focus on a person’s good side when he is gone.
Michael Jackson Funeral
Jackson left many speechless when he was the young lead singer of Jackson 5, and again later in Thriller, Billie Jean, and Beat It.
Amazing performances over many years. Definitely will not be replaced.